Ajax Coach Says Matthijs de Ligt Should Consider A Transfer To Liverpool
Matthijs de Ligt to Liverpool? Well, Ajax A1 assistant manager Ronald de Boer reckons the defender should consider a move to the Premier League club.
De Ligt is being courted by pretty much every top side in Europe. We're talking Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester City.
Not to mention Liverpool who're also keeping tabs on the youngster, and De Boer believes the Ajax skipper can play in every team.
"For me, a 19-year-old, captain of Ajax, he is the guy who is also next to Van Dijk with the national team, I mean he is so strong. So determined to be a winner. Unbelievable," he said.
"You see him in front of the cameras and his interviews, for me, a 19-year-old boy, I have never seen this before.
"He can play in every team. If he goes to an attacking team or a defending team, he can play in every team because he is so good."
Frenkie de Jong has already secured a pre-transfer to Barcelona in a deal worth a massive £75 million and De Ligt is also expected to seal a move away from Amsterdam in the summer.
And De Boer has named Liverpool as an ideal club.
"He can easily come to the Premier League and play for every team in the world," he added. "Frenkie de Jong went for 75m and that can go up to 85m euros with Barcelona but in my opinion Matthijs De Ligt is further in his qualities and more ready to make that step than Frenkie de Jong.
"For De Ligt it is up to him. He has to look at a team for him and find out what he wants. Does he want a team that has fun and most of the time on the ball, that's nice, or he goes to a team that gives it away.
"For me, Barcelona, Man City, Liverpool. Liverpool wants the ball, Paris Saint-Germain. Those are teams I would give him advice to go there. All the other teams, including Tottenham, are great teams to play for."
Imagine a Liverpool centre-back pairing of Virgil van Dijk and De Ligt. Of course, they already enjoy a formidable partnership for the Netherlands.
Could they become club colleagues soon? Watch this space.