Barca Favourites To Land De Ligt

Barca Favourites To Land De Ligt

Barcelona could have a clear run to sign Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt, but the player himself is not sure where he will be next season. Highly-rated Dutch defender De Ligt was a star performer in Ajax’s run to the semi-finals of this season’s Champions League, and has since been linked with a move to Camp Nou.

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De Ligt’s team-mate, midfielder Frenkie De Jong, has already agreed to join Barcelona and now 19-year-old De Ligt is a hot favourite to join him this summer. Manchester United had been keen to challenge Barca for De Ligt’s signature, but have now reportedly ceased their efforts as they believe he’s already set his mind on joining the Spanish champions.

However, the man himself was remaining tight lipped when questioned on his future. “Well, the Premier League is a big competition, Spain also,” he told ESPN FC. “But you have other competitions, it’s not (just) about those two. I still don’t know anything about where my future is, so I see how it goes.”

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