De Ligt provides transfer update after Man United make huge offer

Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt conceded he still does not know what the future holds for him as reports of a bidding war between Barca and Manchester United for his signature continue.

The 19-year-old was the cornerstone of Ajax’s defence in their amazing run to the Champions League semi final, where they eventually lost out to Tottenham. 

His defensive abilities and assured manner on the ball have made him one of the world’s most talented youngsters, attracting interest from two big European clubs. 

Barca appeared to have the upper hand on his transfer after landing team-mate Frenkie de Jong, but United have hit back this week with a new offer to sign the teenager.

But De Ligt, who is currently on international duty with Netherlands, is not looking beyond his current commitments with his national side.

“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 explained in Sunday’s press conference.

“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.”

De Ligt made his international debut in 2017 and has gone on to play 15 matches to date as he heads an exciting generational renewal in the Netherlands team.

After the disappointment of missing out on the 2018 World Cup, the side has come back with a vengeance, beating both Germany and France to finish top of their UEFA Nations League group. 

They now face England in the semi final which will take place in Guimaraes on June 6; with the winner moving on to meet either Portugal or Switzerland in June 9’s final.


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