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Ajax Captain Matthijs De Ligt On The Verge Of Signing for Barcelona

Ajax Captain Matthijs De Ligt On The Verge Of Signing for Barcelona

Report coming from Rai Sport has indicated that Ajax director of football Marc Overmars has reportedly told Juventus director of football Fabio Paratici that the 19-year-old highly rated center-back would be moving to the Spanish club.

Eredivisie side has 'reminded' Paratici the cost of the Ajax captain, with the La Liga champions ready to part with €80m for him.

Overmars who reportedly In march said that he loved Barcelona, but he was unsure if de Ligt, who has also been the target of Manchester City and Liverpool, could be following in the same footsteps of fellow teammate Frenkie de Jong and be heading to the club.

"I love Barcelona, but I do not know what he [de Ligt] will do," he told TV3 at the time.

De Ligt has become one of the most sought-after young players in Europe after a superb season with Ajax, helping them to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League and challenge for the Eredivisie title.

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