‘Matthijs de Ligt makes me want to throw up!’: World Cup winner Christophe Dugarry slams defender for chasing money and says that mentality will cost him in long run
- Matthijs de Ligt has become one of the most sought-after players in Europe
- Ajax defender, 19, is seeking a new club this summer after impressing last year
- He initially looked likely to move to Barcelona before PSG then priced them out
- But due to player’s contractual demands, Juventus then usurped PSG in the race
- Christophe Dugarry has slammed the player’s approach to his transfer
World Cup winner Christophe Dugarry has offered a scathing analysis of Matthijs de Ligt’s approach to moving clubs.
The Ajax captain, 19, led his side to the Eredivisie title and the Champions League semi-finals last season but is seeking a new club this summer.
The Dutchman was courted by Barcelona before Paris Saint-Germain tabled a bid to blow them out of the race.
Matthijs de Ligt’s approach to finding a club has made Christophe Dugarry want to ‘throw up’
France World Cup winner Dugarry (centre) hit out at De Ligt for chasing money in transfer
However, the defender now appears set on a move to Juventus after demanding a release clause is placed in his contract – which is not permitted in France.
And Dugarry, who won the World Cup with France back in 1998, has launched a withering attack on De Ligt for making his decision on a purely financial basis.
He told RMC Sport: ‘What is the idea? What is happening in your head? 12, 13, 14 or 15 million euros?
‘At some point, what changes? You will have one more car, 50-square metres more in the apartment, 10 metres more for your boat.
‘If it is a purely financial option, I stop, that makes me want to throw up.
De Ligt guided Ajax to the Champions League semi-final and to the Eredivisie title last term
The Dutchman has many admirers but it appears Dugarry 9above) isn’t one of them
‘De Ligt, he’s excellent, he’s very good, but with a mentality like that, it will not last, it’s not possible.
‘I congratulate the president (PSG), congratulate Leonardo, congratulate those who take the decisions.
‘I’m tired of this new football. But De Ligt, at one time or another, commit yourself to a project with PSG.
‘Even you have started not to commit to this project and to think of two doors (the entrance and the exit).’
It remains to be seen whether Juventus can get the deal over the line, but it is fair to say the player’s current state of purgatory is not helping any party.