Liverpool transfer news: Reds urged to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax and partner him with Virgil van Dijk


Liverpool transfer news: Reds urged to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax and partner him with Virgil van Dijk

Mario Melchiot believes Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt would be a perfect fit at Liverpool and has urged the Premier League side to sign him.

De Ligt is one of the most in-demand players in Europe ahead of the summer transfer window, having captained Ajax’s impressive young side to the Champions League semi-finals.

The 19-year-old has impressed with performances that belie his age, showing a calmness at the back, the ability to spark attacking moves, and an eye for a goal; he scored in Ajax’s quarter-final victory over Real Madrid earlier this year.

De Ligt has been described as ‘the best young defender in the world’ after his powerhouse performances in the Champions League

He has been linked with a move to Barcelona to join team-mate Frenkie de Jong, who has already agreed a €75million summer switch to Camp Nou, while a host of other European giants are also said to be interested in the youngster – including Liverpool.