Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt has been linked with Manchester United in the past few weeks and Barcelona chiefs are getting mighty concerned.
The Matthijs de Ligt to Manchester United transfer story has been the talk of the town with the young Dutch star still undecided on his future.
The 19-year-old was all set to join Barcelona last month, at least, that’s what the media implied!
However, the arrival of Manchester United into the mix has changed the dynamics of this transfer story and apparently, Barcelona chiefs are getting so concerned, they are giving away following statements to de Ligt’s entourage:
“With the state they’re (Manchester United) in, it’s not far off picking the Chinese league, career-wise.
“It’d be sacrificing development and ambition for money in the same way.”
Real classy Barca! Real classy!
Barcelona have already secured the signing of Frenkie de Jong from Ajax and are desperate to complete a deal for Matthijs de Ligt.
The Dutch Star, however, still hasn’t made up his mind. When inquired about his future, this is what he said:
“I am very excited about what could happen in the near future. I am also trying to stay calm, though.
“I view this as a challenge — that is the most important thing.
“There are several options and I really want to pick the best one. Logically, one option is better than another.
“Life abroad could be difficult, but I am still an ordinary Dutch guy, I am no different to the others. Perhaps living abroad will be more intense for me.”
Matthijs de Ligt is the hottest name in the world of football right now with every top club vying for his signature.
Even if we are unable to pull off this deal, we sincerely hope that Barcelona misses out on this transfer too!