If the past isn’t essential to De Ligt, then he needs to consider what’s going on in the present seriously. That means looking at the football these two sides play.
Barcelona may not be the supreme, footballing side they once were, but they still play some of the best football in Europe.
This is a side stacked to the brim with world-class players playing a brand of football that every club in Europe wants to emulate. In fact, PSG desperately want to play that way themselves.
That style, as well as being surrounded by those players, would suit De Ligt down to the ground and push his development forward exponentially.