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Why Man United will not sign Matthijs de Ligt this summer

Timothy Aiyeku

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English Premier League outfit Man United have been desperate to land the signature of Ajax central defender Matthijs de Ligt in this summer transfer window but there is yet to be a positive report about a possible deal in coming days.

There has been a lot of competition for Matthijs de Ligt in this summer window with the likes of Liverpool, PSG and Barcelona also keen him.

While all cubs are willing and able to meet with his asking price, Matthijs de Ligt has come out to claim that he will only make a decision after the Nations League, a decision the Red Devils also await.

However, the Holland legend Ruud Gullit has told the Red Devils to forget about signing Matthijs de Ligt because of their failure to qualify to the Champions League next season.

Meanwhile, Barcelona were earlier reported to be favourites for the Ajax defender but they seem to have dumped their interest in the star player after the capture of his teammate, Frenkie de Jong.

From every indication, Liverpool and PSG are favourites to land the star player and it is feared that the French Ligue 1 giants will win the race should Liverpool fail to act on it

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.