Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt has been talking about how similar he is to Gerard Pique and also about how Ajax play football just like Barcelona.
The 19-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Camp Nou at the end of the season, and his latest comments will do little to stop speculation flying about.
“I am similar to him [Pique],” he said. ”I like to carry the ball out from the back.
”Defensively I am strong and, like Gerard, I also started as a midfielder.
“Ajax’s style of play is similar to Barcelona’s. High press, a high defensive line and a high level of ball possession.”
Source | ELF Voetbal Magazine
Sport reported on Friday that Barcelona are set to meet Mino Raiola, De Ligt’s agent to discuss a transfer. The champions are said to be “in a hurry” to complete a deal because of Samuel Umtiti’s injury problems.