Manchester United have been linked with Dutch international and Juventus central defender, Matthijs de Ligt, for some time and the latest reports coming from Italy are intriguing.
Yesterday, Calcio Mercato reported that the Red Devils have taken serious steps and made contact with the representatives to sign the star, who could cost at least £60million.
Today, Corriere dello Sport (news image provided below) have reported that big European clubs are prepared to take advantage of the player’s situation at Juventus to sign De Ligt and Man United are one of them.
It is stated that the Red Devils have set their sights on the 22-year-old and have moved in to sign him. The likes of Liverpool, PSG, Real Madrid, Man City and Chelsea are also after him.
The Old Lady have been unable to agree the terms of a new contract with the former Ajax defender and his departure from Turin is a possibility this summer.
Man United had one of the worst defensive records in the Premier League last season and the dilemma at the back must be resolved by new manager, Erik ten Hag.
The Old Trafford outfit need a leader at the back, someone who can set the offside trap and command partnering defenders when to press and drop back.
The 52-year-old coach knows all about the qualities of De Ligt. Ten Hag handed the Ajax captain’s armband to the Netherlands star when he was just a teenager and he excelled big time.
He has won major domestic titles in Holland and in Italy and has got ample experience under his belt. In your opinion, should Man Utd offer £60million to secure his signing?