Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong, during a training with Netherlands


De Jong and De Ligt begin to generate doubts

Published:1/03/2020 - 18:52h

Updated:1/03/2020 - 18:58h

Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt are not having some easy starts in the FC Barcelona and the Juventus, respectively. Both struggle for reaching the superlative level that showed in the Ajax

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The past season, the Ajax was able to marvel to the world of the football so much by his attractive style of game -under the direction of Erik have Hag- as by his national and international results. The autocracy of the group of Ámsterdam in Holland was total and, in Europe, remained to seconds of colarse in the final of the Champions League, that had played against the Liverpool.

Of course, the temporadón of the 'ajacied' did not happen unobserved to the big European teams, that began to fix in the footballers that had carried to the picture rojiblanco to elevate to the olimpo of the European football. Between them there were two youngsters that stood out especially: Frenkie of Jong, mediocentro that exerted of brain of the team; and Matthijs of Ligt, head office that exerted of defensive leader.

The FC Barcelona took rather little in trying tie to the two footballers, since in the Camp Nou there was the convencimiento that the approach between the philosophy futbolística Barcelona with the one of the Ajax could do triumph to the two youngsters in the city condal. In spite of the tempting offer of Paris Saint-Germain, the signing of Of Jong could cerrerse at the beginning of 2019 in seen to the following season by 75 million euros.

With Of Ligt, there was less luck. The Dutch defence did not finish very convinced of his possibilities to be headline in the FC Barcelona because of the presence of Gerard Hammered in the right profile and finally opted for accepting the offer of the Juventus of Turín, that promised him a substantially upper wage thanks to the fiscal advantages that there is in Italy. The bianconeros paid 86 million euros by him.

Hard adaptation to Barça and Juventus

After several months since they abandoned the Ajax, Of Jong and Of Ligt are not having a simple adaptation. In the case of the mediocentro Barcelona, although it is true that has achieved to turn into indisputable headline beside Sergio Busquets, also is truth that is costing him show the level superlative that offered in his previous team. The change of system has done him happen to play in a double pivote to the position of interior, something that is costing him to assimilate, showing a level something irregular although promising.

Worse is the case of Of Ligt in the Juventus. From his starts like bianconero, the central began to commit errors of bulto and the confidence of Maurizio Sarri in him was difuminando. Now, the Dutch lives in the ostracism, being the fifth head office of the staff, the last option by behind Bonucci, Chiellini, Demiral and Rugani.

The way to the elite is not being of colour of rose for any of the two and the first doubts about the enormous quantity of money that paid by both already are appearing, especially in the case of the central. This yes, the age of both (22 years of Of Jong and 20 of Of Ligt) gives them a lot of margin of improvement.

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