Barcelona seeks competition from Pique: De Ligt

2018 Oct 10

Matthijs de Ligt, 19 years old, is the main protagonist of the front pages of the press in Barcelona on Wednesday. The central Ajax, followed by the Barça technical secretariat, is according to Mundo Deportivo and Sport a priority with a view to next season. The absence of a substitute right-handed center and, perhaps, the bad moment of Piqué, has changed the priorities of the Catalan set. De Ligt could advance in the preferences even to Frenkie de Jong, although the latter has also played central with Ajax in Champions and Eredivisie matches.Mundo Deportivo also puts Adrien Rabiot as a preference for Barcelona. The Barcelona sports newspaper reports that the technical secretary who commands Eric Abidal will try to tie the player in January so that "there are no bids" in July. Rabiot ends contract. Not so De Ligt, which is also monitored by several clubs and whose price the club does not have on the table.