De Jong and De Ligt might want to play for Barcelona – Cillessen



De Jong and De Ligt would like to play for Barcelona



Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has addressed Matthijs De Ligt about the club and supposes he and Frenkie De Jong would be a solid match.


Ajax duo Frenkie De Jong and Matthijs De Ligt would like to play for Barcelona, according to fellow Jasper Cillessen.

Midfielder De Jong, 21, has been intensely connected with Barca, Tottenham and Manchester City subsequent to inspiring in his breakout season last term.

Despite being two years younger, defender De Ligt has established himself as a key individual from the main group and began their Europa League last annihilation to Manchester United in May 2017.

Cillesen: Everyone wants to play for Barca

« Everyone in the national group might want to play for Barcelona since it’s a standout amongst other groups on the planet, » the Barca goalkeeper told Sport.

« I didn’t play with De Jong at Ajax, but I did play with De Ligt for a few weeks, because he came up to the first team in the summer of 2016. I could work with him that pre-season, before coming to Barca. He’s a player with a considerable measure of quality and is only 19.


« I spoke with him about [Barcelona], he has the level, but he’s still 19 years of age … I don’t know in light of the fact that [Marc] Overmars is in control at Ajax, so I don’t recognize what he needs. I likewise read he’s not going anyplace [in January]. »


De Jong like Busquets, says Cillesen


Cillessen included that De Jong is an « intriguing choice » as a potential successor to Sergio Busquets at the core of Barca’s midfield.



« With the national team he plays more like Busquets. In any case, Busquets is on another level right now, » said Cillessen.

« It’s an intriguing alternative, however it’s the equivalent similarly as with De Ligt: it relies upon Overmars’ feeling. »

Marc-Andre ter Stegen is the main decision attendant at Barca yet Cillessen has no aim to leave and affirmed no offers have been gotten.

« What the club said made me feel esteemed. It was imperative for me that they demonstrated that trust in me.

« We didn’t speak with any [other] club in a concrete way, there was not all that much. »


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