How Manchester United can beat Barcelona to Matthijs de Ligt signing: report

How Manchester United can beat Barcelona to Matthijs de Ligt signing: report

Manchester United can reportedly beat Barcelona to Matthijs de Ligt signing since they’re potentially more likely to meet his demands.

The Dutchman is the most wanted teenager in Europe and could easily move to whichever club he wishes for however much he wants.

However, interest in the youngster has complicated matters with essentially a bidding war beginning for him.

Barcelona were initially considered as favourites to sign De Ligt but United soon emerged as surprise contenders.

The centre-back would definitely be more needed at Old Trafford but just where he will end up when the next season begins is anyone’s guess.

According to the Mirror, Mundo Deportivo report that Matthijs is asking for a higher salary and wants reassurances of first-team football, potentially giving the Red Devils the lead in the race for his signature.

Reports have begun to be confusing of late with rumours opposing each other as fans struggle to make sense of what is going on.

Some have claimed Manchester United haven’t made an approach for De Ligt since they believe Barcelona are nailed on to sign him.

Others claim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have beat the Spanish side to the punch due to their willingness to meet whatever demands he wants.

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