Premier League giants Manchester United have moved to the front of the race to sign highly rated Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt according to the publication from Spanish media outlet RAC1.
Spanish champions Barcelona were in pole position before they lost that spot to three-time European champions Manchester United.
According to the aforementioned report, Manchester United have replaced Barcelona as the favourites to sign Dutch international De Ligt after the Red Devils submitted an irresistible offer.
A deal for him is edging closer as a result of the irresistible offer.
Manchester United have made the signing of a new centre back a top priority in this summer’s transfer window.
The Red Devils conceded over 50 goals during the just concluded Premier League campaign which saw Manchester United finish in sixth position.
Manchester United missed out on Champions League football for next season after failing to finish in the first four places that would guarantee Champions League football.
Matthijs De Ligt would definitely be a good addition to the Manchester United setup.
The 19-year-old captained Ajax Amsterdam to their first semifinal appearance in the Champions League for almost two decades and also led the Dutch Eredivisie giants to two major trophies namely the league title and the Dutch Cup.