Blow For Barcelona And Man Utd As Matthijs de Ligt Drops Hint Over Future

De Ligt Hints Of Future

After weeks of speculation linking Matthijs de Ligt with Barcelona and Manchester United, the player has now suggested that he could even potentially stay at Ajax.

De Ligt has been a defensive rock for the Dutch giants this past season, playing a fundamental role in their domestic double while they also enjoyed a run to the Champions League semi-finals.

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The 19-year-old made 55 appearances this past year, establishing himself as an ever-present in the side while also contributing seven goals and four assists.

ESPN last month had suggested Barcelona were closing in on signing the Dutch international and would have to pay up to €80m for him, while the Metro noted that he responded to talk of links to Man Utd this week too.

However, he has now added another potential twist to the transfer saga, as he’s suggested that he could even stay at Ajax beyond this summer given it’s his dream to play for the Dutch giants.

“While under contract, that possibility is there. Never say never,” he said, as per Mundo Deportivo.

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“I do not have any dream team beyond Ajax, my dream since I was little was to play here. I got it and I’m happy with that.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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