Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde knows his team missed out on signing Dutch wonderkid Matthijs de Ligt in the summer despite trying very hard.
However, their development coach Patrick Kluivert had tried to spin around a different story to the situation.
He had claimed that it was de Ligt who had missed out on joining Barcelona and now regretted joining Juventus.
“I think he is a little sorry, but it is what it is,” Kluivert told Mundo Deportivo.
“In life you make choices and sometimes you do it well and sometimes badly. You have to learn from your decisions.”
Kluivert’s insinuation that de Ligt has made a mistake was not well received by the defender. And now the defender has hit back.
“I don’t regret the fact that I have moved to Juventus,” the 21-year-old told Voetbal Primeur.
“They are saying and writing a lot of stuff.
“If a person like Kluivert says something like that, it might seem true, but it really is just his assumption.”
Well we must give kudos to Kluivert who not only failed to sign the player but now has angered him. This might be the end of Barcelona’s pursuit of de Ligt.