Manchester United reportedly has withdrawn interest from Matthijs De Ligt as the club faces massive competition from other giant clubs.
It was earlier being reported that Manchester United are close to make a £65 million deal with Ajax to hire the services of Matthijs De Ligt.
Further, it was suggested that with downhill in negotiations between Barcelona and Dutch International’s agent Mino Riola brought Manchester United at the forefront in the pursuit of the player.
The Dutch center-back seems as a necessity buy for the Red Devils, as the underwhelming resources in the defense for Manchester United have costed them a top-4 finish in the Premier league this season.
However, in recent developments, it is revealed by the SkySports that Manchester United have withdrawn the interest they held in De Ligt.
The reason being reported is that the Manchester United administration feel that the 19-year-old player is close to sign a deal with the Catalan giants and the English club thought that they were just used as a mean by Matthijs De Ligt to milk the best deal out of Barcelona.
Therefore, Manchester United does not think it as appropriate to keep holding onto negotiations, where they possibly do not have anything to gain.
On the other hand, De Ligt’s negotiations at Barcelona are still halt as the Blaugranas are refusing to meet the demands of the Dutch International due to over-burdened wage bills.
Although, with all the European clubs abandoning their interests in De Light, it seems that Barcelona and the Ajax defender have to make a compromise.
How twitter reacted
Every Manchester United fan after reading the latest De Ligt news: pic.twitter.com/PtrkJydoBa
— Devils of United (@DevilsOfUnited) May 25, 2019
Manchester United Held one hour meeting with De Ligt. They offered him captain armband in years to come. £250k + a week. He wasn’t convinced with the plans that #MUFC were offering. Deal dead.
— indykaila News (@indykaila) May 26, 2019
I can't wait to see how Manchester United will word their tweet on the day of the Matthijs de Ligt signing.
Something like "We are delighted to announce that Marcos Rojo has signed a new three-year deal" posted while Barcelona are presenting their new Dutch centre back.
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) May 25, 2019
Manchester United’s season with the conclusion of English domestic season is over. Whereas, Barcelona faced a heartbreaking Copa Del Rey final defeat against Valencia, thus ending their season too. Further, both the clubs will be looking forward to gain something more significant next season.