Matthijs De Ligt maybe one of the most desirable players for the next summer transfer window. It was widely known that Barcelona wants to sign him this summer. Barcelona also is known as the most potential club to get the Ajax Amsterdam captain. But Barcelona is not the sole suitor for the young Dutchman. Liverpool is also mentioned as one of the Dutch international player suitors. Barcelona and Liverpool both considered as the most potential club that will draw Matthijs De Ligt interest.
The latest information points out that Liverpool's hopes of signing Ajax Amsterdam captain are very much alive as it has been revealed that The Reds have been talking to the Dutchman. The 19-year-old is one of the most sought-after players in Europe this summer after captaining Ajax Amsterdam to the Champions League semi-finals and the Eredivisie title.
The huge center-back has shown great prowess as a leader, a defender and as a threat from corners, scoring three times in the Dutch side's Champion League run.
For the past months, Barcelona wast thought to be the front-runners for the teenagers' situation. Mostly because of his former teammates in Ajax Amsterdam, Frankie de Jong has joined Barcelona in January. He believed to keen on joined with Frankie de Jong in Camp Nou next summer.
Matthijs De Ligt Is The Most Desirable Player This Summer
But on the other hand, he was also reported to be possibly joining Liverpool because of Virgil van Dijk. Both of them played in the Dutch international team and has been a good partner. Barcelona seems concerned that Liverpool my hijack their deal and sign Matthijs de Ligt this summer. Barcelona is believed to get the deal over the line but there has reportedly been a stumbling block over the demands of Matthijs De Ligt agent, Mino Raiola. The Italian agent is reportedly asking for a fee of up to 10 m Euro which Barcelona are reticent to pay.
Other than both clubs, Manchester United and Manchester City are also thought to be monitoring Matthijs de Ligt situation which had looked to be sewn up. Online casino Malaysia also heard a report that Manchester United have already mad an enquire and was told that the youngster is heading to Barcelona, but that has now changed. Manchester City also entered the fray after the news that one of their player Vincent Kompany is leaving the club this summer.
However, it's only Liverpool that has reportedly been in contact with Matthijs de Ligt. They also have their advantages with Virgil van Dijk on their side.
Matthijs De Ligt has already won 15 caps for The Netherlands international team and moving to Anfield would see him link-up to form a formidable partnership in the center of defense. The pair last played together in March in a 3-2 loss to Germany, in which Matthijs de Lig scored.