Ajax teenage sensation Mathijs de Ligt doesn’t think that he will be sold for more than £65 million if indeed he is to leave the club at all this summer.
De Ligt has been a central part of Ajax’s incredible season, who with just two games to go, they sit at the top of the Eredivisie, and are still in the Champions League having sensationally dumped Real Madrid and Juventus out at the last 16 and quarter final stages respectively.
Manager Erik ten Haag, alongside technical director Marc Overmars, has assembled as superb squad at the Johann Cruyff Arena, mixing some experienced pros such at Dusan Tadic and Daley Blind with an extremely talented bunch of youngsters.
Current Ajax captain, 19-year-old Mathijs de Ligt, has been linked with leaving de Godenzonen this summer, with the likes Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United among a number of clubs being linked, however, he has admitted he doesn’t know if he will leave the club this summer.
“I haven’t made a decision yet so I don’t know [if I will stay],” he said via Ajax’s Instagram account. “I am only focused on the last games of the season for now. We still have a lot to play for so let’s finish this season in a good way.”
Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong put in some hugely impressive displays against Madrid and Juventus, and has already been snapped up by Barcelona, with the 21-year-old set to move to the Nou Camp in a £65 million deal in the summer, although De Ligt thinks that if he does leave this summer, he won’t be as expensive as his compatriot.
“Will I be more expensive than Frenkie? I don’t think so, no,” he added.
“Normally teams spend more money on midfield players than defenders.
“I really don’t know. It’s up to Ajax – it’s not something that I decide. We shall see.”
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