Highly rated Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt has been told to sign for Premier League club this summer ahead of Spanish champions Barcelona.
According to trusted Spanish publication Sport, the Dutch international centre back has been told by his advisers to join a club like Manchester United where he can get regular first-team football.
His advisers believe that Manchester United represent a good option for him to get regular football rather than join other interested clubs like Spanish champions Barcelona or French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
Manchester United are crying out for a quality central defender like Matthijs De Ligt and the 19-year-old would definitely be a starter at the club unlike what’s obtainable with Barcelona or PSG.
At PSG, the Dutch defender will have to fight for a centre back spot with the likes of Thiago Silva and Marquinhos (Brazil) as well as Presnel Kimpembe (France).
At Barcelona, he will do battle with Gerard Pique (Spain) and the French duo of Samuel Umtiti and Christian Lenglet for a centre back spot.
€75m-rated De Ligt had a season of a lifetime during the just concluded campaign after leading Ajax Amsterdam to the domestic double for the first time in over a decade.
Liverpool can now have Ajax star but for this amount
English Premier League outfit Liverpool have been told that they can now land their star target David Neres in this summer transfer window, according to a claim by De Telegraaf journalist Marcel van der Kraan.
According to him, Ajax are now ready to part ways with the forward but they have been told that they will have to pay the sum of £80m before he would be released.
Liverpool have been told that they are not alone in the chase of the star player and that makes his fee higher than expected.
David Neres scored a total of 12 goals for Ajax last season and was a major part of the team that delivered a good run in the UEFA Champions League before they were eliminated in the semi-final.
However, the journalist confirmed that Ajax have been receiving offers for David Neres, noting that a Chinese club offered £50 million but there is yet to be talks on the move.
It is claimed that Marc Overmars is not interested in seeing David Neres move to the Chinese league and most importantly, wants him around for another season.
The situation is now left for Liverpool to either push for a move for the player or hold back.
Liverpool fans told to expect surprise in Matthijs de Ligt deal
Matthijs de Ligt has been in the news for many weeks as he is being linked to a number of big teams in Europe after impressing in the just concluded season.
The likes of Man United, Liverpool, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are all linked with the star player but no decision has been made until after his engagement with the national team.
An earlier report had hinted that Matthijs de Light would be joining the French Ligue 1 outfit as it is claimed that his parents are already in search of a house for him but former Premier League striker Darren Bent has suggested that there would be a surprise in the pursuit of the 19-year-old.
Darren Bent told the Daily Star that his former team are desperate and will go all out to surprise everyone to seal the deal in this summer window.
He noted that there is a bid by the club to get Matthijs de Light and Virgil Van Dijk play together as they would be a great duo for the team in their bid to push for the title.
However, Matthijs de Light seem to be skeptical about a move to England after hinting that it would be strange to him.
£75m Man Utd Target Reveals Transfer Conversation
Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt has talked about his transfer conversation with Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo.
The highly talented defender talked about his chat with Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo shortly after the UEFA Nations League final played at the Estadio Dragao in Portugal.
Both players were on the opposing side as Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal won the inaugural UEFA Nations League title via a 1-0 win over the Netherlands in their final clash on Sunday night.
According to De Ligt, Cristiano Ronaldo asked him if he will come to Juventus this summer and that he just smiled at him without giving any response.
Matthijs De Ligt is a hot cake amongst the heavyweights of European football including Manchester United.
The Red Devils have made an offer of £75m for him in addition to weekly wages of £350,000 but they still trail both Spanish champions Barcelona and French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in the race to sign him.
Matthijs De Ligt has been in superb form for Ajax Amsterdam since he broke into the first team.
The 19-year-old was made the Ajax Amsterdam captain at the age of 18 and senior club officials were instantly rewarded after he led the Dutch giants to their first domestic double in over a decade during the just concluded season.
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