Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt will join Barcelona or Bayern Munich, says Ajax boss Erik ten Hag


Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt will join Barcelona or Bayern Munich, says Ajax boss Erik ten Hag

Matthijs de Ligt will join Barcelona or Bayern Munich this summer, according to his manager.

Ajax boss Erik ten Hag also insisted there is ‘zero chance’ of De Ligt staying with the Dutch champions beyond the season.

Matthijs de Ligt has been a crucial player in Ajax’s Champions League run

The 19-year-old has been linked with a £75million move to Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Juventus.

He told Suddeutschen Zeitung: “There’s zero chance Matthijs de Ligt is staying at Ajax.

“There are so many clubs interested in him.

“He will leave us this summer, but I don’t know whether he’ll join Bayern or Barcelona.”

Despite Ten Hag’s prediction, De Ligt revealed he could leave Ajax for Juventus earlier this month.

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He said: “I really like [Giorgio] Chiellini, he is very strong, one of the best ever defenders.

“I also appreciate [Leonardo]  Bonucci, they are two of the best centre-backs in Europe. For a young man like me, they are both two models to be inspired by.

“Me at Juve? It could be, but there are also other interested clubs. We’ll see at the right time.