De Jong: I would like De Ligt to come to Barça but it’s not up to me

New Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong said during his presentation on Friday that he would like compatriot Matthijs de Ligt to join him at the Catalan club, despite the fact that he recommended he doesn’t have even an inkling what will occur.

« I was expecting this question, » De Jong said. « Of course I would be happy to see [De Ligt] but it’s not up to me, he needs to settle on the choice with his family and his operator. We will see where he goes. »

De Jong and De Ligt were two of the stars of Ajax’s run to the Champions League semifinal and are also regulars with the Dutch national group as of now.

They are good friends, but at the moment it seems more likely that De Ligt will leave Ajax for Juventus, who are set up to offer him a greater pay.


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