​Barcelona academy director Patrick Kluivert thinks that Matthijs de Ligt slightly regrets rejecting the club in order to move to ​Juventus in the summer. 


The Dutchman joined the Old Lady for around ​€75 million in the summer after months of speculation linking him with a move to the Camp Nou.


His start at Juventus wasn’t all that great either but he is now slowly adapting to life in Italy. The 20-year-old has played nine matches for the Italian giants and seems to have sealed his spot as a starter at the club.


He has helped Juventus maintain a strong defensive shape in the games that he has taken part in as the Old Lady have conceded only nine times in ​Serie A thus far, which is the lowest among all the teams.

However, according to Kluivert, De Ligt may be regretting joining Juventus. He also claimed that he didn’t try to convince his compatriot to join the Catalan giants.


"I didn't personally try to convince him about joining Barcelona. I only told him about the positive aspects of Barcelona as a club and city," the Dutchman told ​Mundo Deportivo, as per ​Football Italia.


"We are obviously talking about a great defender, and in the end he made a choice. I think he slightly regrets it now, but that's the way it is. In life, you must make choices, sometimes good ones and sometimes bad. You have to learn from your decisions," the former striker concluded.