5 reasons why Barcelona failed to bring in Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax
Spanish La Liga champions twice in a row, Barcelona are so determined to get the services of Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax Amsterdam in the 2019 summer transfer market. But all of that is like a breeze, then because the player prefers to dock at Juventus rather than to Camp Nou.
It is certain that Matthijs de Ligt will be introduced by Juventus because on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, the player has carried out the medical test stage and is lucky for Juventus the player does not have any problems regarding his fitness condition or free from injury.
Matthijs de Ligt, 19 years old, is a figure that is considered the most value by many big European clubs and even the world. At the age of each classified as very young, but the player was able to brush aside all these doubts with an extraordinary appearance like a mature player.
If dissecting Matthijs de Ligt’s statistics, he can be considered a complete defender, because he has strong physical qualities, fast, strong air duels, and is capable of scoring goals. At the age of 19, there are currently no players who can match it in any way.
Evidenced by the quality possessed, Matthijs de Ligt was elected as captain of Ajax Amsterdam. If you interpret that status, then Matthijs de Ligt’s quality is not just a matter of statistics, but he is believed to have a leadership spirit.
Referring to it all, it’s very reasonable when the 2019 summer transfer market always presents the story of Matthijs de Ligt. Big European clubs like Barcelona, Manchester United, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and PSG are competing in an effort to get their signatures.
Before grazing on Juventus, Matthijs de Ligt was rumored to be landing in Barcelona. This is inseparable from the certainty of colleague Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong who had already docked in Spanish La Liga.
Interestingly here when Barcelona increasingly aggressively approached Ajax and agent Matthijs de Ligt, it turned out that everything was not as expected because the two sides seemed increasingly distant. The answer finally began to unfold, where Juventus quietly overtook all the teams and immediately gave the right offer so that Matthijs de Ligt was unable to reject.
Now the big question is coming, how can Juventus be able to defeat many big European clubs including Barcelona in Matthijs de Ligt’s signature hunt in the 2019 summer transfer market. Next, we bond the prediction of obstacles received by Barcelona as Juventus’ toughest competitor team:
Barcelona lost about the salary amount offered by Juventus to Matthijs de Ligt. De Ligt’s agent, Mino Raiola is claimed to have offered a salary request of 12 million Euros per year for Matthijs de Ligt and Barcelona felt the salary was too large and eventually they retreated in the hunt.
2. Raiola’s big profits
It is certain that the actors’ way of dealing with Raiola will be as easy as picking leaves on the side of the road, and this story clearly always produces results that are a little troublesome when dealing with the famous soccer agent.
Raiola is a well-known agent who gets a large commission, when he manages to successfully transfer players from the initial club to a new club. In this case, Barcelona crossed the habit and in the end they refused all Raiola’s requests.
3. Association of Central Defenders
Barcelona is really eyeing Matthijs de Ligt not a matter of necessity, it seems if they have enough stock of central defenders like Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti, and Jean-Clair Todibo.
This fact provides speculation that Barcelona naturally rejected all requests submitted by Raiola because they did not really need the figure of Matthijs de Ligt in the squad next season.
4. Quality developing opportunity
If we look at the future, then Matthijs de Ligt needs more opportunities to be able to develop his quality as a professional player. If you speak Barcelona, then the chances of developing are very small, and Juventus here look better because the opportunity to develop is big.
5. Juventus’ persistence
The 2018-2019 season was a season that shone in Matthijs de Ligt’s career, not only bringing Ajax the Dutch Eradivisi champion, but his figure also successfully revived Ajax’s aura in the Champions League. Thanks to the stable consistency on the pitch, Matthijs de Ligt was named the 2018 Golden Boy he received in Turin.
When speaking of getting the award, Turin is the moment where the Juventus movement begins. Since then Juventus’ positive journey has continued to flow in the mission to get the signature of Matthijs de Ligt.