Over the weekend, we relayed claims from Spain that explained Mino Raiola is a ‘problem’ for Barcelona in signing Matthijs de Ligt because the Ajax captain’s agent is demanding more commission.

According to AS, the La Liga winners tabled a contract offer for the 19-year-old in Monte Carlo last month and already found an agreement with the Dutch champions for the transfer.

It is no longer only the demands of the super agent that is creating the problem for the Catalan club.

AS claims even the Netherlands international is also asking for more money to make a switch to the Camp Nou.

The teenager is not going to join Ernesto Valverde’s side ‘because of the sentimental ties of Johan Cruyff’. 

If the Spanish champions are keen on acquiring the defender’s services, then president Josep Maria Bartomeu will have to release more money.

Barcelona are already suffocating due to the salary limit at the club, which is why the operation to sign the Ajax star is ‘getting difficult’.

For this reason, Barcelona are ‘relatively pessimistic about the signing of Matthijs de Ligt.’

Things can change quickly.