Barcelona is widely known as a serious suitor over Ajax Amsterdam young player, Matthijs De Ligt. They have been quite confident about the deal and pretty sure will get the deal over the line any time soon. But just now, the Catalans club are reportedly concerned Liverpool may try and hijack their deal to sign Matthijs De Ligt this summer.
There are so many talks about Matthijs De Ligt future in the past few months. The 19-year-old has shown an amazing performance with Ajax Amsterdam in this entire season and that leads him to link to several clubs. The Dutchman has risen to prominence this season, as Ajax reached Champions League semi-finals by knocking out Real Madrid and Juventus.
One of the reasons why Matthijs De Ligt linked heavily with Barcelona is the fact that his former teammates, Frankie de Jong already joined Barcelona in January. He is believed keen to join his former teammates in Camp Nou.
Virgil Van Dijk Might Attempt De Ligt For Choosing Liverpool
But on the other hand, Liverpool also has Virgil van Dijk on their side. Virgil van Dijk has known as Matthijs De Ligt partner in the Netherlands team. 91kiss realized that may affect Matthijs De Ligt decision on choosing which club would be his next destination. And it seems Barcelona pretty concerned about the situation. La Blaugrana will push ahead with their plans to sign Matthijs De Ligt after suffering their own Champions League heartbreak to Liverpool in the semi-final match. The Reds successfully overturned a three-goal deficit to dump Barcelona out of the competition and progress into the final to take on Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Matthijs De Ligt is also reported to reject the chance to complete a 60 million pounds move to Manchester United. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is known to be desperate to bolster his defensive options at Old Trafford and had reportedly made Matthijs De Ligt one of his top targets.
The teenager is rated as one of the most promising players in the world and has enjoyed a breakthrough season for Ajax Amsterdam, playing over 50 games for the club. His performance has helped the club climb to the top of the Eredivisie table, win the Dutch Cup and progress to the Champions League semi-finals.