Onana Matthijs de Ligt wants to join Barcelona

Onana Matthijs de Ligt wants to join Barcelona

first_imgGoalkeeper Andre Onana claims that his Ajax team-mate Matthijs de Ligt wants to join Frenkie de Jong at Barcelona.The Blaugrana fended off competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City to secure a €75m deal for De Jong this summer with potential add-ons of €11m.Now attention turns to De Jong’s Ajax team-mate De Ligt, who has reportedly captured the interest of both Juventus and Barcelona.The 19-year-old is regarded as one of the most exciting young defenders in European football right now and is understood to be highly-valued by the Barca chiefs.Speaking after Ajax’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday, former Barca youth keeper Onana revealed he regularly speaks to De Jong and De Ligt about the club.“Matthijs would like to go with Frenkie, I’ve spoken several times about Barcelona to the both of them,” said Onana on Mundo Deportivo.The Netherlands international ruled out a January transfer away from Ajax in the middle of the season and his father, Frank de Ligt, recently revealed that Juventus could be a destination.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“Juve could be a possibility, but they’re not the only team interested,” said Frank.“Now we’re focusing on this season with Ajax. Turin is a beautiful city, I came here for the Netherlands match in June too.”He added: “In the next few months, I, my son, and [Mino] Raiola will make the best decision for his future.”Since debuting for the Ajax first-team in September 2016, De Ligt has gone to manage nine goals and five assists in 97 appearances across all competitions.The teenager became the club’s second-youngest goalscorer at 17 years old and was named as Ajax captain in March 2018.De Ligt also beat the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Vinicius Junior to win the 2018 Golden Boy award.AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – FEBRUARY 13: Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax acknowledges the fans after the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Ajax and Real Madrid at Johan Cruyff Arena on February 13, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)last_img

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