Westerhof, however, says Barca could yet return with a counter proposal thanks to agent Raiola's tactics.
He told FOX Sports: “I think that Raiola is important because it increases the options. For Raiola, his wallet is the most important thing, but not for De Ligt."
Pundit Sjoerd Mossou also says, “It's a whole game of course. Raiola masters that like no other, but if the difference is very large, a deal will not come soon. Then you can see Barcelona as a nice club, but the deal won't come that fast."