Barcelona is nearly reaching an agreement to sign defender Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax Amsterdam. The La Liga club is mentioned to handle the situation and negotiation under control. According to a reliable source, slot casino Malaysia found out that Barcelona is trying hard to get the deal over the line now to prevent similar disappointment as the last summer when they were turned down by Atletico Madrid's forward; Antoine Griezmann, at the last minute.
It is no secret that Juventus and Bayern Munich also keen of Matthjis De Ligt, but a source has said the Netherlands international player only wants to listen to Barcelona. The same source also said that as the case with Frankie de Jong, Ajax Amsterdam will warn Barcelona if any other clubs make a serious move for Matthijs De Ligt.
Mino Raiola as Matthijs De Ligt agent is known to have regular contact with the Catalunya club. The agent himself values the signing of Matthijs De Ligt on the same level as the arrival of his Ajax teammate, Frankie De Jong, who will join La Blaugrana for 75 million euro in June.
Barca, though, remains keen to respect the protocol put in place by Ajax Amsterdam who still has a lot to play for this season. Ajax absolutely wants their players to remain focused on sporting objectives more than transfer spree.
Barcelona Are Expecting To Pay Near 80 Million Euros
Ajax is now leading on Eredivisie table and will soon face Willem II in the Cup final. They also qualified for the Champions League semifinal for the first time since 1997 with Matthijs De Ligt scoring the winning goal as they knocked out Juventus in Turin.
Barcelona President, Josep Maria Bartomeu told ESPN FC in an exclusive interview he knows what will happen with Matthijs De Ligt in the summer. But he also said that it's not the right moment to talk about it.
The Azulgrana are expecting to pay somewhere close to 80 million euros to get the deal over the line. A credible source has said it's possible even though they have to be careful with how they manage their finance this summer. Furthermore, a number of players will leave Camp Nou in the postseason to fund the moves for Frankie De Jong, Matthijs De Ligt and potentially another forward and a left back. An insider told ESPN the club are looking to make as much as 300 million euros in sales this summer transfer window.