Another day, another report linking Manchester United with Dutch sensation Matthijs de Ligt.
The Ajax starlet is very highly rated. In Britain, reports suggest that he is valued at £75million (Mirror Sport). On the other hand, few days back, Spanish source Sport reported that the 19-year-old defender would cost around 70 million euros (£62million).
As per the latest reports coming from Spain, it seems that the player is really looking to move to Old Trafford.
Spanish outlet Marca have stated that as per their own information, De Ligt seems determined to accept the offer to sign for Manchester United despite the fact that the Red Devils won’t be taking part in the next season’s Champions League.
In this summer’s transfer window, Manchester United surely need at least one marquee signing and I think we can make a huge statement by luring an in demand star like De Ligt.
I do think that super agent Mino Raiola is trying to rip as much as money from us knowing that we are not in the Champions League and desperate to return to the top.
United is the biggest club in England and one of the biggest teams in the world but if the Eredivisie star does end up choosing us over Barcelona, who are a million miles better than us for now, then he would definitely be choosing money.
Back in 2016, Pogba left Italian champions Juventus to move to Old Trafford at a time when we were not playing in the Europe’s elite competition. He has not lived up to his price tag as yet and has frustrated me to an extent that I would not mind him leaving the club.
De Ligt is world class and he has the qualities to fix our shaky back-line. If he ends up joining us then I hope that he does not end up like Pogba or Sanchez.
We shall see how the transfer saga unfolds in the coming days.