According to reports in Spanish media, Liverpool has emerged as the favourites to sign the £71m-rated Manchester United target Matthijs de Ligt.
The Dutch international has become one of the most in-demand players in the world of football, after enjoying a rise to stardom since coming through the youth ranks at Ajax.
De ligt lead his team to a domestic double and also to semi-finals of the Champions League last season.
The 19-year-old has alerted a number of Europe’s leading clubs with the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Barcelona have shown interest for the Ajax centre-back.
As of now, Liverpool and Barcelona are the two clubs in the race for the Dutch international; however, the Red’s could be the favourites to sign de ligt de Ligt who would get to play alongside his compatriot Virgil van Dijk.
The fact that Liverpool is now Champions League winners, which will also go in their favour and that de Ligt would be competing for major trophies if he wishes to make a move to Anfield.
It has to be seen where de ligt will ply his trade next season as clubs are in a coup to get his signature and he will be deciding upon his future after the Nations League concludes this Sunday.