According to a recent report by Goal.com, Barcelona are zoning in on AFC Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt ahead of a potential move during the summer transfer period. The same source has revealed that the Catalan giants are leading the chase to secure the services of the Dutch defensive ace, but nothing has been finalised thus far.
De Ligt’s Remarkable Rise To The Top Of Dutch Football
The Dutch youngster has enjoyed an impressive season in the Eredivisie as his incredible defensive contributions have helped Ajax reach the top of the league standings. They are now in pole position to secure the league title with a game against De Graafschap looming on the horizon.
His stellar form in the UEFA Champions League has also caught the eye as he led Ajax to the semifinals of the competition where they were eventually knocked out by Tottenham Hotspur on the away goals rule earlier this month.
The 19-year-old has featured in 54 matches for the four-time European champions this season, registering seven goals while providing four assists across all competitions. More importantly, de Ligt has made an average of 1.1 tackles, 1.2 interceptions and 4.0 clearances per game for Ajax during this campaign (Stats taken from Whoscored).
What Will The Dutch International Bring To The Nou Camp?
The Eredivisie wonderkid is destined for greatness and could turn out to be a world-class prospect in the coming years. De Ligt has led the Ajax defence with authority and conviction during this season. He has developed a knack for making crucial interceptions when his team needs him the most. Furthermore, he is a potent threat from set-pieces which has enhanced his stock even more in the transfer market.
Will De Ligt Be A Good Option For Valverde’s Side?
Barcelona would be fortunate to acquire a player of de Ligt’s incredible potential in this offseason. At 19, the Dutch defender can be a first-team starter at the Nou Camp for years to come. Hence, Barca should try everything they can to bring him to the La Liga ahead of the new season.
As long as the Ajax centre-back is prepared to learn and improve his game, there is a decent chance that he will succeed under Ernesto Valverde’s stewardship at Catalunya.
- Arsenal Set To Launch An Offer For This Eredivisie Midfielder: What Will He Add To Arteta’s Team? - June 3, 2020
- Tottenham Hotspur Listed As A Potential Suitor For This Serie A Defender: Dream Signing For Mourinho? - June 3, 2020
- Everton Labelled As A Possible Destination For This Juventus Midfielder: The Right Fit For The Toffees? - June 3, 2020
more recommended stories
Robinson Says Werner Would Sign For Liverpool Despite Other Reports Linking Barcelona Man: Good News For The Reds?
Liverpool have been linked to the.
Barcelona Made An Offer For This Italian Star Who Rejected It: Do Barca Need Him?
Marca cites Corriere dello Sport in.
Real Madrid Interested In Barcelona Starlet With Chelsea Also In Mix: What Should Zidane Do?
Real Madrid could snap up a.
Manchester City Set To Enter ‘Final Negotiations’ For Barcelona Ace: Is He The Right Choice For Pep?
According to Monday’s print edition of.
Manchester United Forward Ditched Barcelona Last Summer: What Could Have Been For The Catalans?
Manchester United are fortunate to have.
West Ham United Are Interested In This Barcelona Star: Should Setien Let Him Leave?
Daily Star are reporting that West Ham.
Barcelona Unwilling To Sanction Defender’s Exit This Summer: Did The Catalans Make The Right Call?
According to a recent report by.
Real Madrid Set To Rival Barcelona For This Serie A Defender: What Will He Add To Zidane’s Team?
According to a recent report by.
Napoli Offer Contract Extension To This Barcelona Target: Would He Suit The Catalan Giants?
Arthur has been subject to a.
Juventus Want This Barcelona Starlet While The Catalans Desire To Keep Him: His Role Next Season
Over the years La Masia has.