Matthijs Of Ligt, during a game with the Ajax


The reasons of De Ligt's frustraed transfer for Barcelona

Published:18/07/2019 - 09:52h

Updated:18/07/2019 - 09:52h

Matthijs de Ligt sounded during a lot of months for singing by FC Barcelona, but finally dissipated that possibility. There are several reasons by which frustrated his arrival

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This week has done official the signing of Matthijs of Ligt by the Juventus of Turín, after the future of the Dutch defence turned into one of the big serials of the summer and of his previous weeks. 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 some reasons of weight.

Of course, the main reason by which the signing of Of Ligt by the Barça went to the garete were his economic requirements. Mino Raiola Asked for his represented 12 million net euros by season, something that there was descuadrado completely the scale salarial culé. Besides, the Italian agent asked a commission multimillionaire that the Barcelona did not want to assume.

Another of the reasons was the posture of the footballer, that did not show neither by show win them that had his compatriot and fellow Frenkie of Jong for getting dressed of Barcelona. If the midfield player had refused better proposals economically and did not demand to be headline from the beginning, Of Ligt was all the contrqario. It wanted to have the place ensured and earn the double that his ex mate.

To all this, it is necessary to add that the arrival of Of Ligt did not correspond to a need, but to an opportunity. Ernesto Valverde already has of four head offices in the staff -Gerard Hammered, Samuel Umtiti, Clément Lenglet and Jean Clair Todibo- and a fifth had forced to stir up the staff. In the moment in which the price and the wage of Of Ligt shot , left to be an opportunity.

It is necessary to mention also the budget of the FC Barcelona for signings. The culés finish to spend 120 million euros in Antoine Griezmann and Of Jong cost other 75. Besides, the arrival of Neymar is not descartada and go to by Of Ligt had supposed a new cost from among 70 and 75 'kilos'. Obviously, there is not money for all and it is necessary to take decisions like the one of not yielding with the Dutch.

The Juventus, insistent

To all this, does not be necessary to leave overlook the obsession of the Juventus of Turín for doing with his services. Of Ligt received in 2018 the trophy Golden Boy in Turín and, since, began to fraguar the traspaso. The 'vecchia signora' positioned well, knew to convince to the player with his sportive project and could offer him a supercontrato thanks to the Italian fiscal advantages.

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