Barcelona's have 'lost control' in Matthijs de Ligt deal

Barcelona's have 'lost control' in Matthijs de Ligt deal

Matthijs de Ligt looks set to leave Ajax for Barcelona this summer, irrespective of interest from English clubs, Sky Sports News understands.

Earlier this season Barcelona announced that they would sign midfielder Frenkie de Jong in the summer and many expect that more names will leave the Johan Cruyff arena.

Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur will represent England in next season's Champions League while Arsenal can also qualify for the competition if they beat London rivals Chelsea in the Europa League final.

The 19-year-old has been compared to some of the greatest defenders ever and has captained his side to the Champions League semi-finals and two domestic accolades.


Liverpool have made contact with Ajax for the signing of Matthijs De Ligt. Given the good relationship with Ajax, they were able to loosely agree the framework of a fee with the belief they would be able to convince the player to join.

"I'll tell you what, De Ligt and Van Dijk at any club would be arguably the best centre-back pairing in world football, no question", Nicol told ESPN.

Many have suggested that De Ligt should be among those on Jurgen Klopp's radar, with the 19-year-old Golden Boy victor attracting admiring glances from across Europe.

As for Barcelona, it will reinforce its back line a year after allowing 36 goals.


PSV Eindhoven striker Luuk de Jong clinched the Silver Boot, while Ajax forward Dusan Tadic won the Bronze Boot.

But can Man United really land de Ligt?

Former Liverpool striker Neil Mellor has claimed the Reds will win the Premier League title next season, if they perform the way they did this term.


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