Matthijs de Ligt is claimed to be ‘days’ away from making his decision about his future, with the rebuilding project at Manchester United said to be appealing to him.
Despite Manchester United‘s lack of Champions League football for the upcoming season, De Ligt is still strongly being linked with a move to Old Trafford, even though Barcelona are thought to have had a deal in place to sign him for a number of months.
The Dutchman has enjoyed a stellar rise to prominence this season, captaining Ajax to a league and cup double as well as to the Champions League semi-finals.
While Barcelona would seem to be the more exciting prospect on paper, a detailed report in The Telegraph reports that the 19-year-old is still finding the idea of joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s rebuilding project appealing.
The report states that those close to the defender feel that the faster and more physical style of play that English football provides will be more beneficial for his development, and would still leave him plenty of time for a move to Spain in the future.
Manchester United are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements, with the Red Devils conceding 54 goals in the Premier League this season after deciding not to back Jose Mourinho in the transfer market last summer.
The report claims that the centre-back could make his decision be known in a matter of ‘days’.
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