Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt is still ‘open’ to a move to Manchester United, despite the club being unable to offer him Champions League football.
De Ligt has emerged as one of the hottest properties in European football, with the likes of Barcelona, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Juventus all reportedly interested in signing the teenager this summer.
The young defender starred as Ajax reached the Champions League semi-finals this season, whilst also captaining the side to a Dutch league and cup double.
Manchester United had expressed an interest in bringing the 19-year-old to Old Trafford, though reports initially suggest De Ligt was opposed to joining a side who could not offer top-level European football.
For a 19-year-old, Matthijs de Ligt is truly something else 🙌
A passionate and inspiring end of season speech to his adoring Ajax supporters…
We are in awe 👊 pic.twitter.com/chRzkzt6pt
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 17, 2019
According to the Telegraph, De Ligt is still ‘open’ to the idea of moving to Manchester, with the opportunity to be the face of the club’s rebuild holding some appeal.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will face stern competition from Europe’s elite for his signature, though the latest reports will offer the club hope in their pursuit.