Matthijs de Ligt joined Juventus from Ajax in 2019, passing over Barcelona and a few other big teams in the process.
The defender now “regrets” his decision to sign for the Turin club over a La Liga club. This was relayed by Sport on Wednesday, according to Esport3.
De Ligt is unhappy at Juve and is considering a transfer this summer. Even though a deal is still tricky, a move to the Camp Nou would be of utmost interest to the 21-year-old.
His profile is valued within the club, and if a realistic opportunity presents itself, Barcelona will ‘do everything possible’ to sign the Netherlands international.
Due to the club’s financial difficulties, the Spanish side will only consider signing the centre-back on a trade basis.
In today’s newspaper, Mundo Deportivo repeats Esport3’s report, as well as Sport’s allegations about signing De Ligt via an exchange transaction.
Barca and Juve might even ‘repeat the formula employed in 2020′ [an exchange deal involving Arthur and Miralem Pjani] to finalise the Dutchman’s acquisition, according to the report.
Barca wants to talk to Griezmann about lowering his salary or asking him to leave. Dembélé’s contract expires in 2022, and if he chooses not to renew, he might be made available.