Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong in a training session of the dutch national team


The evolution of De Jong and De Ligt supports Barça's decision

Published:9/10/2019 - 15:49h

Updated:9/10/2019 - 15:49h

The past summer, Barça tried to sign Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt, and although the first one ended in the Camp Nou, the second went to Juventus. The evolution of them both is supporting the catalans decision

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The market of signings of the summer 2019 was very encouraged for the FC Barcelona, that added some young talents to his staff. Further of the experience of 'veteran' as Net Walled and Antoine Griezmann, the Catalans also bet by the freshness of Junior Firpo, although definitely one of the best investments of the window estival arrived in the centre of the field, apuntalado with the incorporation of Frenkie of Jong.

The one of Arkel turned into a referent from the first day in that it put a foot in the Camp Nou. Although it signed his agreement in January, finish the course in the Ajax and from all parts tended to the prudence to value his arrival, since so much in Holland as in Spain were conscious that the phase of adaptation in the Barcelona group is not easy for anybody. And if no, that say it to him to the French forward.

But the Dutch has answered sobradamente to the expectations, fitting like ring to the finger in the medullary barcelonista. Sometime it has seen him slightly uncomfortable and he has recognised that it wants to consolidate and improve his performance, but the true is that even his worst performances have brushed the remarkable. Each day is a show and is very difficult that fail along the 90 minutes, because his style is the one who from years preaches in the City Condal.

Of Jong is 22 years old and is shining already in the eleven culé, what does to think that it tied to a star for a lot of years. In full renewal of the project and before saying goodbye to the best generation of footballers of the history of the entity -that will close the Messi, Hammered or Busquets-, contractings like this or the one of Arthur fill of illusion of face to the future, because beside Riqui Puig and other products of the Masia could turn into the leaders of the staff of the morning.

It made a mistake Of Ligt choosing to the Juventus?

The explosion of Of Jong in the Barça puts more in doubt the election of his compatriot and fellow Matthijs of Ligt, that is suffering more in the Juventus. The one of Leiderdorp also had the opportunity to dress of Barcelona, but in front of the labeling of the Bayern of Munich, the PSG and some big more than treated to do with his services, opted by mudarse to Turín, taking a way in which they still have not erased the suspicions, because a sueldazo could have had enough that see to the hour to convince him.

They are not few those that consider that the central risked too choosing a very move# away team of his virtues, that supposes a jump tremendo with regard to the Ajax and the Dutch selection, a lot more next to the inheritance that Johan Cruyff left in the Camp Nou. The argument of the defender was that it wanted to perfect like defence, although precisely the criticisms of the Italian press are arriving because descose the usually férrea retaguardia of the champion of the Series To.

The time will say where arrives each one, but this situation underlines that nowadays it is very important know to who listen, since while the midfield player sails with soltura and with the wind in favour, the one who went captain 'ajacied' has to battle against reproach them extraneous, his own doubts and a football that still has to dominate. Perhaps the councils of Mino Raiola did not go the most suitable...

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