Mino Raiola: Barcelona treated De Ligt as if he was a piece of cheese

Mino Raiola: Barcelona treated De Ligt as if he was a piece of cheese

El ex del Ajax cumple todos los protocolos con la Juventus | Perform

"De Ligt is not interested in money, he just wants to play"

Mino Raiola, the agent of Matthijs de Ligt and one of the most controversial representatives in the game, has once again attacked Barcelona.  

Interviewed by the Dutch outlet Voetbal International, Raiola has accused Barça of undervaluing De Ligt by attempting to link him to the Frenkie de Jong deal. 

"Barça thought: '(Frenkie) de Jong's coming, (De Ligt) will arrive as well," he said. "They treated him like a piece of cheese, as we say. But the reasons they wanted him there were wrong... did they believe a player like Pique was going to leave his spot in the team? 

"In Holland, they almost believe Barça are a Dutch club, not a foreign club, they saw this transfer almost as sacrilege, they thought he had to go there. 

"De Ligt is not interested in money, he just wants to play. And Juve wanted him one year ago. And (De Ligt) told me: 'Mino, I want to go the Harvard of defending.' So that's why we chose Juve, to graduate." 

Temas

cerrar
Sport

SPORT.es

Descarga gratis la app en tu móvil