Ajax Amsterdam center back has bee linked with Barcelona in the past few months. He is believed to make a move the Catalunya club in the next summer transfer market, but now the report has said that his transfer deal with Barcelona is being held by his agent, Mino Raiola.
The news mentioned that Mino Raiola requesting a larger salary for the defender as well as a bigger agent’s fee. In consequence, the negotiation didn’t meet any conclusion. Until last week, the young Dutch player still reportedly to make a move to Camp Nou at the end of this season, but now the story has changed with Manchester United also on the run to get the 19-year-old player this summer.
For months and months, people believed he will following his Ajax Amsterdam teammates, Frankie De Jong to Barcelona. Frankie de Jong has signed a transfer deal to La Blaugrana this January and will play with the La Liga giants next season. Other than that Liverpool seems to be one of the most potential suitors with Virgil van Dijk on their side. Matthijs de Ligt and Virgil van Dijk have formed a formidable partnership in the Netherlands international team. But now Manchester United is also participating in the race.
De Ligt Prefers To Move To Barcelona ahead of Manchester United
It seems Mino Raiola is favored Man United as the most potential suitor for his client, meanwhile, Matthijs de Ligt himself has stated he is preferred to move to Barcelona ahead of Manchester United.
The young player has now indicated that he would prefer a move to Barcelona to play alongside his Ajax teammate Frankie de Jong, who has already agreed a 65 million deal to join Camp Nou this summer. In an interview, trusted casino online also heard that Matthijs de Ligt also shared his opinions about Frankie de Jong. He thinks Frankie de Jong has developed very well this year and he deserves a move to Barcelona. He also said that he will be happy if he could play alongside Frankie de Jong in Barcelona next season but he didn’t know what will happen till the deal is over.
But the agent seems to thinks otherwise. He believed that the Red Devils can give Mino Raiola exactly what he wants financially, while Barcelona is refusing to budge on their prior agreement and are betting on De Ligt having his heart set on a move to Camp Nou.