Matthijs de Ligt breaks silence amid Man Utd link – talks up Premier League transfer

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Ajax’s teenage sensation Matthijs de Ligt has refused to rule out a move to either the Premier League or La Liga this summer.

The 19-year-old defender lit up the Champions League this season with a series of stunning performances before his side eventually crashed out to Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-finals.

His form has led to suggestions that he may be ready to move on from the Dutch club in the transfer window, with Barcelona and Manchester United among the teams said to be interested in the player.

De Ligt, however, said he is currently only focused on his commitments for the national side, with the Netherlands preparing for their Nations League semi-final against England next month.

De Ligt has been in sensational form this season


“Where do I see myself? Well obviously the Premier League is a big competition,  Spain also, but you have other competitions, it’s not just about those two,” he said.

“I still don’t know anything about where my future is, so I’ll see how it goes. First we have to play two games and after that I will see what happens next.

“Of course there is some interest from clubs, but I don’t want to say some names who are interested, but what I will say is I am now focused on the national team and after the national team I will see what the future brings.”

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He scored Ajax’s first goal in their eventual Champions League second-leg defeat against Tottenham


His statement appears to confirm he sees a future away from Ajax, but it seems as though nothing will be resolved before the Netherland’s Nations League campaign.

If they manage to overcome England on June 6 they will face either Portugal or Switzerland in the final three days later.

After that de Ligt is likely to make a decision, although it may come down to which club offers more money, with a bidding war rumoured to be likely between Barcelona and United.

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