What Matthijs de Ligt told agent Mino Raiola about his possible Barcelona move
De Ligt, still only 19, captained the Dutch side during their recent demolition of Barça's rivals Real Madrid in the Champions League – heightening interest in his services across the continent.
According to Sport, the Catalan giants have made a €60 million bid for the centre-back, having already secured the services of team-mate Frenkie de Jong for a fee believed to be around €75 million.
While De Ligt’s agent Mino Raiola would apparently prefer a different move now in order to construct a lucrative transfer to Barça further down the line, the player has made it clear that he would prefer a move to the Spanish champions and is not driven by money, reports Mundo Deportivo.
With stalwart centre-back Gerard Pique now 32, De Ligt could expect regular playing time at the Camp Nou despite his age, which may help his decision.