Jermaine Jenas made a daring remark when he confirmed that if he had the option, he would choose Leicester City’s Harry Maguire instead of Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt.
The 36-year-old former player told the BBC that the Maguire England player is much better than the 19-year-old De Ligt, who is wanted by many big teams after his impressive performance with Ajax this season.
“De Ligt is a top player. He clearly has a bright future ahead and is only 19 years old. But I think Harry Maguire is better at the moment. If I lead City I will choose Maguire and not De Ligt.
I don’t see anything De Ligt can do that Maguire can’t do. The only difference here is age. “
Maguire moved to Leicester in 2017 and has made more than 60 appearances for the club. The center-back is currently eyeing a number of big Premier League players, including Chelsea and Manchester United.
Meanwhile, De Ligt will almost certainly leave Ajax at the end of the season and the destination may be Barca, while Liverpool are also keen to have him to play with Dutch compatriot Virgil van Dijk.
Contrary to Jenas, former Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher expressed great admiration for De Ligt: “I’ve never seen such a good defender at the age of 19. He plays as if he’s 29 and staying Try to imagine how good he will be when he’s really 29 years old. “
Barca once again want to ‘gulp’ Liverpool
According to Mundo Deportivo, Barca identified 25-year-old left-back Andy Robertson as the necessary transfer target for the Catalan giant.
Robertson is showing a dazzling performance in the Liverpool shirt this season. The Scottish player had 13 assists after 46 games, making a great contribution to The Kop to reach the Champions League final after defeating Barca himself, and competed to win the Premier League with Man City until final round.
It is not easy for Barca to own this quality defender, because Liverpool have full control over Robertson’s future and of course they do not want to sell him. Robertson’s current contract is in effect until 2024 and should be known, after the transfer of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool to Barca last year, the English team made conditions that forced Barca to buy any player. Their will later pay from £ 100 million or more.
After moving from Hull City to Liverpool in 2017, Robertson has made breakthroughs in qualifications. Currently, he is rated as the best left-back in the Premier League.
Former player Gary Neville once gave winged compliments to Robertson in a commentary program with Sky Sports: “Robertson has become an excellent fullback. What he shows in Liverpool has shocked me.”
“We talked about Juergen Klopp’s ability to develop players. He turned Robertson into a completely different player before, something similar to what happened to [Sadio] Mané, [Mohamed] Salah and [ Roberto] Firmino “.
Barca is expected to liquidate up to 10 players during the transfer window to overhaul the squad. In it, left-back Jordi Alba has received a lot of criticism about his poor performance against Liverpool at the last Anfield.