BARCELONA or Bayern Munich are set to snap up Ajax wonderkid Matthijs de Ligt this summer time, in line with membership boss Erik ten Hag.
The centre-back has loved a superb marketing campaign in Amsterdam, his staff main the Eredivisie on aim distinction forward of the weekend’s video games and up towards Juventus within the Champions League quarter-finals.
However his time with Ajax is coming to an finish, as confirmed by ten Hag – and he has his choose of two main locations.
Talking to German newspaper Suddeutschen Zeitung, the Ajax coach mentioned: “There’s zero probability Matthijs de Ligt is staying at Ajax.
“There are such a lot of golf equipment taken with him.
“He’ll go away us this summer time, however I do not know whether or not he’ll be part of Bayern or Barcelona.”
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De Ligt broke into the Ajax staff on the tender age of 16, scoring on his debut earlier than turning into a first-team common.
In 2018, he gained the celebrated Golden Boy award beforehand dished out to Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero.
Subsequently, he has earned the curiosity of a number of main European giants, with Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu reportedly flying to the Netherlands for talks final month.
The Catalans have already secured the summer time switch of Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong in a deal value £65 million and de Ligt is considered value an identical quantity.
Liverpool, Juventus, Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Arsenal have all been linked to the 19-year-old however look set to overlook out.
Like Barcelona, Bayern already have one summer time reinforcement underneath their belt, asserting the signing of Lucas Hernandez from Atletico for £68 million final month.