The centre-back could have shared the dressing room at Barça with his great friend De Jong, but Juventus put more money on the table.
The centre-back is closely following the negotiations between the two clubs for players like Rakitic and if the the option presents itself again, he would think about it this time.
Last summer, a battle over the stars of the young Ajax team that went all the way to the semi-finals went about. No one knew where De Ligt would end up after offers from Juventus and Barça, but the Italian’s offer was too good to decline.
The defender refused to continue playing with his friend de Jong because Barcelona were not willing to pay him the salary he was asking for, which Juventus give him every year:12 million euros.
But De Ligt’s vision has changed a year later. He has not fully adapted to the Italian team and has even garnered some criticism because of his very dubious start and irregular performances.
Therefore, as reported by the newspaper ‘Mundo Deportivo’, De Ligt knows that there are open negotiations with Barcelona and is closely following any movement, in the chance that another opportunity presents itself.
However, this does not mean he is unhappy in Turin, as he gets to play and learn from stars such as Cristiano and Buffon. “When I first walked into the dressing room, I felt like a kid in a candy store,” said the Youtube channel ‘Foot Truck’.
The mentioned means expressed that the Dutchman is still considering a move to the Spanish city, as he knows they are in need of someone in his position, which could translate into more playing time.
With a contract until 2024 and a large price tag, the negotiations could be very difficult, but with an agent like Mino Raiola, anything could happen. De Ligt doesn’t close any doors and remains expectant.