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Deal On: Barcelona Confident Of Landing £60m-rated Man Utd Target

Amuda Segun

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Spanish champions Barcelona are closing in on a major transfer this summer if reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom are anything to go by.

Barcelona is confident of the signing of highly rated Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt when the transfer window reopens this summer according to the publication from The Independent.

It was revealed that a £60m transfer fee would be enough to prise De Ligt away from Ajax in the summer as Barcelona attempt to reunite him with Frenkie De Jong at Barcelona next season.

De Ligt and De Jong play together for both club (Ajax Amsterdam) and country (Netherlands) and the latter has already agreed on a transfer to Barcelona this summer.

De Jong signed a pre-contract agreement with Barcelona and he’s expected to join them later this year after the Spaniards agreed to a €65m deal for the midfielder plus €10m in add-ons.

Barcelona are not the only team in the hunt for De Ligt with clubs like Premier League champions Manchester City, French giants Paris Saint Germain and Manchester United also interested in a deal for him.

Three-time European champions Manchester United are in need of a quality centre back ahead of next season and the 19-year-old definitely fits the bill.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.