Wednesday February 5 2020
Raiola: 'De Ligt is a Rembrandt'

Agent Mino Raiola has compared Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt to a Rembrandt, while Paul Pogba is “a Basquiat painting.”

The representative is not new to these artistic flourishes when describing the players under his tutelage and spoke to Belgian site Sport Voetbal Magazine about his current clients.

“Paul Pogba is like a Basquiat painting. Jean-Michel Basquiat was an expressive artist, a little rebellious, just like Paul,” said Raiola.

“As for De Ligt, he is like a Rembrandt and is proving that with his latest performances. He is becoming The Night Watch before my very eyes.

“I heard reports he was struggling with Juventus, but I see Matthijs only growing. It’s his first time at a foreign club, with a different culture, while he had only been accustomed to Ajax.

“De Ligt is like an oil tanker, you can’t expect him to just suddenly change career direction in an instant. He is progressing constantly and, once he decides his destination, there is no stopping him.”

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