Manchester United may get their way with Matthijs de Ligt: report

Manchester United may get their way with Matthijs de Ligt: report

Manchester United reportedly may get their wish granted with Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt amid uncertainty over his future.

It was previously believed the youngster was almost guaranteed a move to Barcelona but it appears the situation isn’t quite as clear.

United have chased a major centre-back signing for quite some time, arguably since Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic’s declines and subsequent moves away.

De Ligt represents the ideal type of transfer the club wish to make since he’s already of high quality and has plenty of potential.

The Dutchman has plenty of suitors however and it would take some convincing to get him to sign for any club.

According to the Express, Mundo Deportivo claim that Matthijs’ agent Mino Raiola wants his client to snub Barcelona and move to the Red Devils, Juventus or Bayern Munich instead.

If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to sign the wonder-kid however, he’ll have to ensure his side secure Champions League football for the next campaign first.

It’s unlikely De Ligt will want a move to Old Trafford if that doesn’t happen given how far his Ajax side have gotten this season.

In truth, a player of his quality has the pick of whatever team he likes and so a move to United doesn’t seem quite as likely.

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