Manchester United are still in the running to complete the transfer of Ajax wonder kid Matthijs de Ligt, according to the latest reports.
We have previously covered the rumours and reports of Matthijs de Ligt’s transfer to Manchester United but it was Barcelona who were leading the race to sign the Dutch Star at that point of time.
It was rumoured that the 19-year-old wanted to join a club in the Champions League with Barcelona his preferred option.
However, according to the latest reports, the rapid rise of Matthijs de Ligt could mean that the Catalan Club might be priced out of the transfer race.
Given the fact that the Spanish Club are already set to spent over 100 Million Pounds on Antoine Griezmann, the growing value of de Ligt could prove to be a problem factor for them.
Currently valued at £75m with his value rising every passing day, thanks to his agent Mino Raiola, Manchester United are still in the race for the Dutchman.
We are reportedly ready to offer the 19-year-old with better weekly wages compared to Barcelona while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considers him as a perfect poster boy signing for the new look Manchester United after a summer of overhaul.
Matthijs de Ligt isn’t expected to make up his mind until after the Nations League final in June with Liverpool and Bayern Munich in the running as well.
Liverpool, thanks to the Virgil Van Dijk connection, are in with a shot as well and so are the German heavyweights, but none are ready to offer him the eye-watering personal terms like Manchester United.
Do you think we should spend a fortune on Matthijs de Ligt? We are in the transfer market for a center-back anyway, so why not go for the best, eh?