Matthijs de Ligt, during a match of pre-season with Juventus


De Ligt: "Many people advise me to go to Barça"

Published:22/07/2019 - 19:55h

Updated:22/07/2019 - 19:55h

Matthijs de Ligt could have played in FC Barcelona, but finally chose Juventus. The youngster Dutch ensures that "a lot of people" advised him to go to Barça

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The central youngster Dutch of the Juventus of Turín, Matthijs of Ligt, took the decision of recalar in the square 'bianconeri' before that in the FC Barcelona, club that also pretended him and that insisted with strength in his signing. In a recent interview conceded to 'Voetbal International', Of Ligt has recognised that a lot of people recommended him dress of Barcelona in the last months.

"There were a lot of people that advised me this", signals the Dutch, "but I said me that it had to analyse it all and see what was better for me". It was the inducement to play with his big fellow Frenkie of Jong, but Of Ligt put it everything in some scales and decided that the best for him was recalar in the Italian team, where will be able to enjoy of more minutes that in the Barça.

"It had been genial play with Frenkie, but our careers would not have to depend on the decision of both"

"Frenkie And I have spoken often of what went to do. We have been sincere the one with the another. It had been genial if we had played together, but our careers would not have to depend on the decision of both. Each one has his own career", has left clear the central youngster, adding that "I have looked all the pros and the contras and have lined the things. You have to feel you well with the club that more suit you. And therefore I came to the Juventus".

Of Ligt, in fact, read some informations that did not like him at all in the international press. "It went out something every day. Suddenly even it went out a news that a club (the Manchester United) did not want to me because my father was too fat. Then you think, it avenges man. I am calm, but sometime goes back annoying", answers the Dutch player.

Also it has cleared Of Ligt that, if fichó by the Juventus, did not go by a question of money but purely sportive. "The money never has been important for my election, those that know me know that the money does not push me of a side to another. Then all have his own opinion and respect, but some things, in reality, have said of way too superficial".

Of Ligt still is to time to play in the Barça

Of Ligt, in definite, is happy with the decision that has taken and thinks that is the best for his professional career, at least for now. The clause of rescission that will have of 150 million euros, in any case, will allow him do the cases if it arrives a willing club to pay it. And, of the contrary, it is necessary to think that so only has 19 years. Sometime of his long sportive life, therefore, still is possible that finish playing in the Camp Nou.

Of face to the next season 2019-20, is a possibility even that it cross with the combined culé in the Champions League. Without place to doubts would be an eliminatory exciting, and that would gather on the lawn to Of Jong and Of Ligt. Two friends that now are potential rivals in the fight by the European glory.

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