Matthijs de Ligt: Manchester United launch £70m bid for Dutchman

Matthijs de Ligt: Manchester United launch £70m bid for Dutchman

- Matthijs de Ligt could be signing for Manchester United this summer

- The Red Devils are ready to splash a sum of £70m on the 19-year-old defender

- Man City, Barcelona, PSG and Liverpool are also interested in signing the player

Premier League giants Manchester United have reportedly tabled a £70 million bid for Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt this summer.

The teenage sensation was superb for his Dutch League side in the recently concluded season - helping them to win the league title for the first time since 2013-14 season.

He was impressive for Erik ten Hag's side in Europe last term, scoring three goals in 17 Champions League appearances before crashing out at the semifinal stage.

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Daily Mail however reports that the Red Devils are favourites to land the central defender ahead of Barcelona, who were initially tipped to sign the player.

De Ligt's exploits in his side's UCL victories over Real Madrid and Juventus attracted the attention of top European clubs to him this last season.

Barca have already signed Frenkie de Jong and they will be hoping the midfielder can persuade his teammate to move to Camp Nou this summer.

But, the Premier League side are hoping to use their financial muscle to beat Ernesto Valverde's side to his signature, according to The Mirror.

The publication further revealed that United are ready to meet the demands of the player's agent Mino Raiola for a £350,000-a-week wage and a huge agent's fee.

Reports coming from the camp of the Catalans claim they had paid Raiola around £12 million in fees for the deal.

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However, Riola is said to be using United's interest in order to force Barca's hand and obtain even greater wages for his client.

Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool are other clubs interested in signing the Dutch man this summer.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt could be on the verge of joining Manchester United after receiving good offer from the Premier League side.

Manchester United and Barcelona are in the race to sign the 19-year-old Dutch professional footballer this summer.

De Ligt is currently one of the most talked about players in world football with his impressive displays for Ajax in the 2018/19 Champions League campaign.

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