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Matthijs De Ligt Denies Decision To Join Barcelona

Matthijs de Ligt

Barcelona has already engaged in talks with Ajax over a potential move for Matthijs de Ligt, with Josep Maria Bartomeu even traveling to the Netherlands to discuss a fee for the promising center-back.

Even so, it looks like Matthijs de Ligt wants no part of that talk, at least for the time being, even with several reports pointing him wanting to join Frenkie de Jong and play for the Blaugrana starting next season.

Right after leading his team to a heroic comeback win against Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus to knock them out of the UEFA Champions League and make it to the semi-finals for the first time in years, the 19-year-old dismissed any kind of agreement with the Catalans.

When asked about when he was going to announce his decision to join Barcelona, he wasn't really having none of that:

"Announce? There is nothing to announce. We're in the semi-finals of the Champions League and we're first in the league. That's enough to play for," de Ligt told the media (via Calciomercato).

Barcelona would love to sign de Ligt before the end of the season, especially with Samuel Umtiti struggling so badly and wanting out of the team to go back to his former self.

De Ligt already excels as a stopper, as he's shown in this year's UEFA Champions League, but his impact in the offensive end was also clear when he knocked that stunner past Wojciech Szczesny at Juventus Stadium.

The future is quite bright for a young man that has already been featured on his national team, and that looks extremely mature despite his tender age.

However, with Clement Lenglet playing so well for the Blaugrana and Gerard Pique still being at its finest, perhaps he'd be better off somewhere else where he could start right away instead of having to fight for his playing time.