Mino Raiola has claimed that Ajax quickly changed terms for Matthijs De Ligt’s transfer after Frenkie De Jong’s move to Barcelona.
Mino Raiola has criticized Ajax for showing unprofessionalism during the transfer of their former player Matthias De Ligt.
Matthias De Ligt was the star of the Ajax team that reached the semi-finals of the Champions League last year. Following his stellar season, Juventus paid €75 million to De Ligt’s services before the start of this season.
But the Dutchman’s agent, Mino Raiola, has claimed that Ajax haggled over the price even after agreeing terms with Juve after Frenkie De Jong’s big-money move to Barcelona.
“I don’t want to say too much about it anymore. The most important thing is that Matthijs is happy,” Raiola told Voetbal International.
“A year earlier, Matthijs was able to go to Juventus. But Ajax asked him to stay when certain agreements were made.
“But due to the transfer of Frenkie de Jong to Barcelona, from which a top amount rolled out, Ajax suddenly wanted much more than what was agreed upon.
“What frustrates me most is that this has gone behind Matthijs’s back. My problem is that I identify with my football players. I am that player, at least that’s how I feel.”