“I haven’t made a decision on my future,” de Ligt told Ajax’ official Instagram account when asked if he could stay in Amsterdam if he wins the Champions League this season.
“Will I become more expensive than De Jong? I don’t think so, midfielders are more expensive in general,” the centre-back added.
As Italian top source Corriere dello Sport report, Zinedine Zidane has allegedly personally asked the club to join the race for Ajax wonder kid Matthijs de Ligt. The 19-year-old has recently become the youngest captain to lead his team in the Champions League quarter-finals, moreover, he scored the crucial winner against Juventus.
In any case, De Ligt is wanted by several other top clubs, including Juventus and Barcelona. Unfortunately for Blancos, the Catalans are reported to be in the pole position to land the Dutchman due to their ‘excellent’ relationships with Ajax. Moreover, Madrid’s fiercest rivals have recently secured the signing of De Ligt’s teammate and close friend, Frenkie de Jong.
Nevertheless, Zidane isn’t going to give up on De Ligt easily, as Corriere believe. After all, the defender possesses a rare set of qualities which is particularly highlighted by Ajax’s unbelievable Champions League campaign. So far this season, the centre-back has scored five goals in 48 matches for the Eredivisie giants. His potential transfer fee is unlikely to exceed 80 million euros.