Barcelona move for Matthijs de Ligt stalled by commission

Barcelona’s hopes of signing Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt have been hit by commission demands from his agent Mino Raiola, say Marca.

The fresh report says the Italian super-agent is demanding a whopping €14m for the deal and has been at loggerheads with the Blaugrana over this sum.

It is outlined how agents usually receive a maximum of 10 percent of a transfer fee in commission, but the oft-controversial Raiola is demanding double that amount.

The 19-year-old has been the captain of the Amsterdam-based club for over a year and has starred for club and country.

Widely regarded as one of the best upcoming talents in world football, the central defender is set to command a €75m fee from Ajax.

There has been hope at the Catalan club that the €85m agreement with Ajax teammate Frenkie de Jong would help persuade his compatriot to join the Camp Nou.

De Ligt starred in his side’s run to the Champions League semi-finals, heading in the winner in the quarter-finals at Juventus before also netting in the last four against Tottenham.

Juventus and Bayern Munich are also both said to be monitoring the defender’s situation, with a summer move appearing increasingly likely.

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