Published: Sun, June 09, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

PSG favourites to sign Ajax's De Ligt

PSG favourites to sign Ajax's De Ligt

He helped Ajax win the league and cup double as well as leading them to the Champions League semi-final.

The 19-year-old centre-back is the hottest prospect on the transfer market this summer, picking up interest from the likes of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, as well as Premier League giants Manchester United and Liverpool.

Two days ago, Mundo Deportivo explained Matthijs de Ligt has an "important offer" from Manchester United and the 20-time English champions are "determined to spend a lot" in signing the defender. Liverpool and Paris Saint Germain have also been thrown in the mix, but they are unlikely to sign a centre-back for a high fee now.

De Ligt was initially tipped to join Barca as he wants to follow former Ajax team-mate Frenkie de Jong in making a move to the Nou Camp but the Catalans have offered the worst deal and Raiola is keen to secure the best terms for himself and his client.

Jasper Cillessen has claimed that he offered advice to Matthijs De Ligt.

But De Jong, who is now competing in the Uefa Nations League finals alongside De Ligt, insists he would like to see the pair reunited at the Nou Camp.

In addition to this, De Ligt has "discarded" United because playing in the Europe's elite club competition means a lot to him.

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"Of course, we talk about it [De Ligt signing for Barcelona]. He has to make it on his own and with his family".

Matthijs de Ligt maintained the mystery around his future after helping Netherlands knock England out of the UEFA Nations League on Thursday.

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