HE PREFERRED TO THE ITALIAN TEAM
De Ligt explains why he chose Juventus before Barça
Published:4/03/2020 - 07:57h
Updated:4/03/2020 - 07:57h
De Ligt was the defender that Barça wanted in summer, but finally the Dutchman chose to leave for Juventus. Recently explained why
Matthijs Of Ligt was the central defence that enamoraba to the directive of the FC Barcelona. The Dutch, with hardly 19 years (now has 20), dazzled in the Ajax showing the ideal qualities for a central of the Barcelona team, resembled the ones of Gerard Hammered, by what considered him his ideal successor. Nevertheless, the young player decided by the Juventus, that paid 85 millions by him.
In some statements for the channel Ziggo, Of Ligt confirmed that, in addition to the Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, the FC Barcelona contacted with him for ficharle, but that finally opted for testing luck in the Italian football. "I studied all the options and finally arrived to the conclusion that in the Juventus could grow more like player with a different style that would do me more complete", manifested the Dutch.
Besides, it recognised that it still keeps the contact with the Barcelona Frenkie of Jong, with which does hardly some months was mate in the Ajax. "Still I speak a lot with Frenkie. It is funny to see that two years ago we were playing in the Jong Ajax (the filial of the Ajax) and now am playing with Ronaldo and Frenkie with Messi! This is quite odd!", it recognised.
The problem of Of Ligt is that his adaptation to the Italian football is not being precisely easy for him and, during several parties, accumulated numerous individual errors that did that it won the criticisms of the Italian press. To day of today, is the fifth head office of the Italian team, having by in front to Bonucci, Chiellini, Demiral and Rugani, by what will have to recover the confidence of Maurizio Sarri.
The Barça, to by the cracks of the Ajax
From the year 2018, the FC Barcelona fixed his look in the Ajax to reinforce . The team of Ámsterdam, to the orders of Erik have Hag, has a philosophy of game very similar to the Barcelona, reason by which his emergent stars began to wake up the interest of the sportive direction of the Camp Nou and, specifically, in two names.
The big priority always went Of Jong, a footballer to the that always considered with full 'DNA Barça', but Of Ligt also generated a big interest in the club culé. Nevertheless, the blaugrana could not convince to the defence like himself had done with the mediocentro of Arkel, by what finally the ex captain 'ajacied' finish in the Juventus, team in which it is costing him adapt.