To the Barcelona a signing could fall from the sky for winter or summer of 2022. It is nothing less than Matthijs de Ligt, the Dutchman who could be living his last months in Turin. And it is that according to reports this Tuesday the newspaper Tuttosport, the Juventus He needs to get rid of the international with the Netherlands to balance accounts with a view to the arrival of his next reinforcements. The Italian team has been stubborn in hiring Paul pogba (Manchester United) and Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina), which is why they want to get rid of the central and thus free up the salary mass.
The former Ajax defender, as the aforementioned source points out, charges between 9 and 10 million euros per season. In the midst of the economic crisis due to the pandemic, for Juventus it is not possible to continue paying their salary and think about reinforcements of the stature of Pogba and Vlahovic.
Despite the fact that the ‘bianconeri’ paid more than 85 million euros in the summer of 2019, in the same market in which Frenkie de Jong arrived at the Camp Nou, the economic situation of the Italians forces them to have to part with it as soon as possible possible of the Dutch, recurring headline in Allegri’s plans.
There is no doubt that Matthijs De Ligt would fit in well at FC Barcelona, but the truth is that the culé club is in no hurry to hire him, since the priority is the economic aspect of the negotiation. That is, they will only advance if the player decides to lower their salary claims.
However, this does not imply that it ceases to be of interest to the Barça leadership. In fact, if they are not done with it in January 2022, they will try again when the institution has many more financial resources. The Dutchman could be the generational replacement for Gerard Piqué.
It should be remembered that De Ligt was already in Barcelona’s plans in 2019. The then president Josep María Bartomeu tried to sign him after seeing his great performances with Ajax. However, Juventus got in his way to take him to Serie A.
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