The center-back breaks the negotiations to renew and is put on the market
Juve wants 75 million, but is open to negotiating the price
The central De Ligt re-enters the scene in a surprising way. The Dutch player has broken off negotiations to renew with the Juventus and it has clearly been put on the market with the aim of playing in the Premier or the Spanish League.
The player environment he has already communicated his decision to the clubs that could be interestedBarça among them, and they are waiting to open negotiations on their future. De Ligt’s contract ends in 2024 and Juve is now asking for 75 million eurosbut you need to sell and the quantity can be greatly reduced.
Juve’s intention was to extend De Ligt’s contract downwards as he is one of the players with the highest salary in the squad. The footballer, who has not felt very comfortable in his experience in the calcium, has not been predisposed to negotiate and the Italian club sees well an exit that can bring him the necessary money to strengthen himself. De Ligt’s entourage already offered the player to Barça in January and there were talks but everything had been frozen until now.
Barça is already aware of the situation and also that Juventus seems interested in taking over Lenglet’s services in the event that a negotiation is opened for the Dutchman. Chelsea and Manchester United seem to be entering the bidding because they need to strengthen their central position and would be better positioned at the moment.
What Barça is clear about is that they are going to sign a top-level central defender. Koundé is Xavi Hernández’s sports priority, although Sevilla is very tough in the negotiations, while Koulibaly’s option is in the chamber, much cheaper at the moment. De Ligt’s appearance could change everything, although at Barça they believe that it is too high an operation for transfer and salary.