Matthijs De Ligt Transfer: Manchester United have received a huge boost in the pursuit of Matthijs De Ligt.
Matthijs De Ligt is one of the exciting prospects in Europe currently, and plenty of sides have made enquiries. At 19 years of age, he was able to guide Ajax to two domestic trophies and to the Semifinals of the Champions League. They were a whisker away from qualifying to the finals of the European competition as Lucas Moura killed the hopes.
Barcelona have already agreed personal terms with the player and transfer fee with Ajax, but they face a massive hurdle. The Blaugrana were confident about landing him, but many other sides have stepped up their interest on the player. In today’s column, Spanish publication Sport covered the interest from Manchester United, Juventus, and Bayern Munich.
The Red Devils have eclipsed De Ligt’s wages to 14 million per year. This might prompt him to leave to Old Trafford, but the player is yet to take a call on his future, with the likes of Juventus and Bayern Munich in the queue.
Besides the salary, De Ligt’s agent Mino Raiola is set to be demanding more commission for his client. Barcelona are stubborn that they will not be paying up for their target, whilst Manchester United have offered him the above-mentioned amount. Juventus have handed him over a blank cheque as they will to match his wages at any cost.
Manchester United have enjoyed a good relationship with Mino Raiola, the agent of Paul Pogba. He is also the agent of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who spent two years at Old Trafford before shifting his alliance with Los Angeles.
However, it will be an interesting case as Juventus have also entered the mix. De Ligt’s aim to develop further in his professional career, making money as the second part. The 19-year-old will surely have second thoughts above the prospect of moving to Manchester United.
There has been often been case about player’s players which has destroyed the dressing room environment. De Ligt will have thought about it before taking a call.
Here’s how Twitter reacted..
Manchester United’s first offer to Matthijs De Ligt was around €14m-a-season, but they’ve now improved their offer and hope defender will say yes. (Source: SPORT) pic.twitter.com/n9ibdWyHEG
— latest football updates⚽ (@classytranfers) May 23, 2019
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) May 17, 2019
Man United are making a final attempt to sign De Ligt! Any chance he’ll be heading to Old Trafford? 😲 https://t.co/S4DiiNFjhL
— 90min (@90min_Football) May 23, 2019
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) May 23, 2019
— M88.Malaysia (@M88Malaysia) May 23, 2019
Manchester United are anticipated to spend a huge sum in the summer transfer window as the rebuilding process carries on under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.