Liverpool reportedly consider hijacking Barcelona move for the highly-rated Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt
With the summer transfer window around the corner, the Champions League finalists have already started making plans to bolster their squad for the next season.
Even though the Reds have finished the 2018-19 Premier League campaign as the league’s best defensive side with just 22 goals conceded, they still intend to reinforce their backline in the summer.
One of the names that have been strongly linked with a move to Anfield is one of Ajax skipper Matthijs de Ligt, previously approached by Barcelona, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain.
Barcelona “suspect” Liverpool may be “tempting” Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt to come to Anfield due to the prospect of regularly playing alongside his international teammate Virgil Van Dijk. [Mundo Deportivo] pic.twitter.com/YhmIOGg2aM— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) May 12, 2019
Emerged as one of the hottest properties in Europe, the Lancers rearguard has been one of the architects of Ajax’s stunning Champions League success, as well as, their 34th Eredivisie title.
The youngster has also established himself as a regular starter in the Netherlands national team alongside Liverpool star defender Virgil van Dijk.
The Merseysiders’ have former Southampton man as an ace up their sleeves as they look to beat Barcelona in the race for the 19-year-old starlet.
The Catalans have long been considered main candidates to land the super-talented center-back, who is valued at £75 million, but the inclusion of Liverpool threatens to put their business at risk.