Barcelona’s director of football Eric Abidal posts a cryptic Instagram message but it’s not about Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt

Barcelona’s director of football Eric Abidal & his Instagram message

On Wednesday, Barcelona’s director of football Eric Abidal posted a cryptic message on his Instagram account.

Abidal posted an image featuring Dutch icon Johan Cryuff, along with the following quote:

Whoever hesitates to play for Barcelona, no longer serves us.


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Thank you johan , you are right✔ @fcbarcelona

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Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt

Some on social media have suggested that Abidal’s post has indicated that a move for Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt is over.

To be clear, Abidal made no mention of de Ligt in his post.

Abidal subsequently gave away the meaning behind his post in the comments section, with it having been far from a covert message regarding Barcelona’s transfer strategy.

Abidal wrote out a string of hashtags that revealed his post was actually about cryptocurrency and bitcoin.

So what’s going on with de Ligt?

Following Holland’s defeat to Portugal in the Nations League final, the 19-year-old Ajax captain confirmed he’s now off on holiday.

De Ligt has also clearly stated that a major consideration around any move from Ajax is the amount of game time that he’ll secure.

When it comes to the rumour mill, PSG are tipped as being ahead of Barcelona in the race for de Ligt.

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