Matthijs de Ligt, during his debut with Juventus


The reason why Barça discarded De Ligt

Published:26/07/2019 - 17:07h

Updated:26/07/2019 - 17:07h

For many months, FC Barcelona was monitoring the evolution of Matthijs de Ligt, but finally discarded it

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Recently, it announced what did weeks that was a secret to voices: the signing of Matthijs of Ligt by the Juventus of Turín. The already ex player of the Ajax was near of recalar in the FC Barcelona, but finally frustrated his arrival to the Camp Nou by the disproportionate requirements of the footballer, so much to economic level like sportive.

The FC Barcelona offered to the already ex defence of the Ajax the same contractual conditions that to his compatriot and fellow Frenkie of Jong​, but Mino Raiola and Of Ligt were not by the work to conform with this and demanded more. In concrete, demanded 12 million euros by season, something that there was descuadrado completely the scale salarial culé.

To do us an idea, if the FC Barcelona had yielded, Of Ligt had happened to earn more than players like Gerard Hammered or Jordi Alba, two totally consecrated footballers in the saga culé so much by experience as by current performance. A too exaggerated request that the Catalan club was not had to content.

Besides, Of Ligt wanted to have guarantees regarding his titularity, something totally out of the common in a boy of 19 years that, in spite of that comes to do a big season in the Ajax, still has to show that it can have progression and continuity. Of some way, the Dutch asked that the FC Barcelona adapted to his conditions, in place to do it he to the ones of the team of Ernesto Valverde.

The Juventus went through the ring

Thus, finally the Juventus achieved carry to the footballer. The fiscal advantages of Italy are giving wings to the clubs of the Series To in the section of signings, since the footballers achieve esquivar an important quantity of taxes and attain to have index cards higher.

This circumstance was used strategically by the Vecchia Signora, that paid 75 fixed millions more 11'5 variables by him, what turns him into the most expensive defence of the history, going through on of his compatriot Virgil go Dijk or of Lucas Hernández. The Dutch debuted like titling in front of the Inter of Milan and, by the way, did it with a goal in own door.

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