Tuesday November 19 2019
Kluivert: 'De Ligt has Juve regrets'

Patrick Kluivert has claimed that Matthijs de Ligt slightly “regrets” joining Juventus over Barcelona.

Barca were among the favourites to sign De Ligt over the summer, but the defender eventually left Ajax for Juve.

Nonetheless, Kluivert - now academy director at Camp Nou - believes his countryman would have been better off moving to Spain.

“I didn’t personally try to convince him about joining Barcelona,” the former Milan striker told Mundo Deportivo.

“I only told him about the positive aspects of Barcelona as a club and city.

“We are obviously talking about a great defender and in the end he made a choice. I think he slightly regrets it now, but that’s the way it is.

“In life, you must make choices, sometimes good ones and sometimes bad. You have to learn from your decisions.”

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