Matthijs De Ligt is widely known as Barcelona's main target for the next summer transfer market. Barcelona has confirmed that they will sign the player and they are quite confident about their position as a suitor for the player. But recently it has reported that Barcelona is concerned Liverpool may try and hijack their deal to sign the Ajax Amsterdam star this summer. The 19-year-old is thought to be on the verge of a transfer switch to Barcelona after Ajax Amsterdam were dumped out of the Champions League in dramatic fashion by Tottenham Hotspur.
The Dutchman has risen to prominence this season, as Ajax Amsterdam reached the Champions League semi-finals by knocking out Real Madrid and Juventus.
Slot game Malaysia has heard the news a delegation from Barcelona flew to the Netherlands last week to determine Matthijs De Ligt's summer plans, whit the player keen to link up with his Ajax teammates Frankie De Jong in Spain. After announcing the signing of Frankie De Jong in January, Matthijs De Ligt could join the midfielder at Camp Nou with a 75 million deal.
However, the fact that the Netherlands' powerhouse Virgil van Dijk is played with Liverpool, Barcelona is concerned about The Reds stepping into hijack their move for Matthijs De Ligt. Both Virgil van Dijk and Matthijs De Ligt play in defense for the Netherlands. And its widely known that Liverpool is still weighing up who should partner their center-back in the long-term at Anfield.
Virgil van Dijk May Influenced Matthijs De Ligt Decision
Playing alongside Virgil Van Dijk may appeal to Matthijs De Ligt who has made over 100 appearances for Ajax Amsterdam and scored twice in their Champions League this campaign.
Therefore Barcelona likely will push ahead with their plans to sign the player after suffering their own Champions League heartbreak to Liverpool in the semi-final match. Malaysia online casino sees Liverpool overturned a three-goal deficit to dump Barcelona out of the competition and progress into the final to take on Premier League rivals Tottenham.
Meanwhile, Matthijs De Ligt also known has rejected the chance to complete a 60 million euro move to Manchester United. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is known to be desperate to bolster his defensive options at Old Trafford an had reportedly made Matthjis De Ligt one of his top targets.
The teenager is rated as one of the most promising players in the world an he has enjoyed a breaktrough season for Ajax Amsterdam, playing over 50 games for the club. His performances have helped Ajax Amsterdam climb to the top of the Eredivisie table, win the Dutch Cup and progress to the Champions League semi-finals even though they failed to gain a ticket after defeated by Tottenham Hotspur.