On May 14th, we covered claims from Mundo Deportivo, who stated that Matthijs de Ligt is asking for sporting assurances and a salary according to his current level of performance to join Barcelona in the summer.
A ‘Top Secret’ report from Wednesday’s edition of Mundo Deportivo now claims the Ajax defender is ‘not as close’ to the La Liga winners as he was a month ago.
Although the will of the centre-back is to make a switch to Camp Nou and play alongside his compatriot Frenkie de Jong, the Netherlands international is ‘seriously considering’ all options he has on the table.
Barcelona’s Josep Maria Bartomeu, Pep Segura and Eric Abidal made a trip to Holland last week to explain first-hand their side’s sporting project and economic offer to the 19-year-old.
It’s claimed the defender is ‘in tune’ with the Blaugrana’s financial offer, but fears for his position at the Camp Nou, where there are already the likes of Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet in the same place.
Mundo explains Barca will still have time to convince De Ligt, but they must hurry because his agent Mino Raiola is interested in accepting other offers so he can ‘charge more commission’.
De Ligt will make his last appearance for Ajax against De Graafschap later today and after that, he and his representative will asses all the offers he has received so far.