Juve target De Ligt hints at a potential transfer as he feels a lack of motivation while playing in the Eredivisie
- The powerful defender believes the local league is 'less fun' because of a huge gap in quality between the two leaders and other sides
- He prefers the more competitive Champions League where one can feel 'valued'
- Juve eye move for Ajax defender De Ligt
- The Dutch side want at least €50m for their star centre-back
Ajax captain and Juventus target, Matthijs de Ligt hints at a possibility of changing the scenery as he doesn't feel motivated enough by playing in the Eredivisie where the opponents are much easier to beat.
The powerful defender explains his situation in an interview with FOX Sports after his side easily dismantled local minnows Excelsior with an impressive 7-1 scoreline.
De Ligt says: 'To be honest, we didn't play at 100% but we won 7-1. The difference between the sides in the Eredivisie right now is huge. The tension is less each time as there are only two teams who are racking up the points. If we keep winning it won't be a problem but we have to admit that it's less fun.'
He also admits he prefers playing in the more competitive Champions League: 'In the Champions League you feel valued. You have to give everything and those feelings are hard to find in the Eredivisie. There's a lot more competition.'
📰 [SPORT] | The data that can bring De Ligt to Barcelona— BarcaTimes (@BarcaTimes) November 12, 2018
🔶 De Ligt, young promise of Ajax Amsterdam, is not comfortable in the Dutch Eredivisie
🔷 De Ligt understands that there are currently big differences between the clubs in the Dutch league pic.twitter.com/xRmTOdFhQm
Currently, Transfermarkt evaluates De Light at €50 million while De Jong costs a fifth less – €40 million, which is also a pretty solid sum even judging by the standards of modern football prices.