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Matthijs de Ligt explains why he chose Juventus and rejected FC Barcelona

Published:18/07/2019 - 18:25h

Updated:18/07/2019 - 18:25h

Matthijs de Ligt spent several months thinking about his future, and finally decided to move to Juventus. The youngster has explained why he chose the 'vecchia signora' and rejected other big teams, for example FC Barcelona

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The market of signings of the summer 2019 has resolved another of his serials, the one who has carried finally to Matthijs of Ligt to the Juventus. The defender announced that it would leave Johan Cruyff Sand time backwards, but devoted several months to choose between the most powerful teams of Europe and does some days confirmed what already was a secret to voices in Italy and Holland, that his next destination will be Turín.

The one of Leiderdorp confessed before leaving the Ajax in an interview with the official means of the club, in which it sacked after a thrilling "stage" before giving another step in his career. Along the conversation tackled some delicate subjects, and did not hide when they asked him reason planted the proposal of the 'vecchia signora' above all the other.

The Dutch ensures that it decanted by the 'bianconeri' because they can help him to improve his defensive qualities, since it moves to a league and a team that has 'bred' to historical head offices: "it loves Me as they defend the Italians and took a decision basing me in this. Many of my models and references happened are Italian, Baresi, Maldini, Nesta, Cannavaro, Scirea... And it could follow".

"It was a difficult decision. Had several options and always is necessary to see which is the best. They influence a lot of factors. It is important to know how much will play and how much trusts the club in me, therefore the Juventus has said me that it wants me with strength", valued, and repeated that the money had not decanted the scales leaving fall that in spite of insisting in that the competition did not give him fear preferred to have minutes ensured.

The arrival of Of Ligt to the Barça is complicated

The justification of Of Ligt is entirely intelligible, but also involves that his dream to play in the Camp Nou is even more far. If it wants to turn into a defensive specialist has chosen the ideal surroundings, because the FC Barcelona had improved his skill in the retaguardia but also his offensive character. Throwing the sight to the future, this yes, is not so clear that can dress of Barcelona.

The bet of the Dutch by one of the big of Europe involves that his cotización has shot . The youngster has happened to cost 75 million euros more 10,5 in variables to have a clause of rescission of 150 'kilos', and to embolsarse also 10 clean millions by season. This supposes a difficult obstacle to surpass for any club, and it will be necessary to see to where aim now his steps.

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