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Manchester United 'Rule Out Move' For Ajax Defender Matthijs de Ligt

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Manchester United 'Rule Out Move' For Ajax Defender Matthijs de Ligt

The Matthijs de Ligt transfer saga has taken another dramatic twist.

They reportedly launched a £70 million bid for the talented defender with a reliable Spanish journalist claiming a move to United was nearing completion.

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However, according to Sky Sports, United have ruled out a move for the Ajax starlet.

The report also claims the club believe he's set to join Barcelona, who have also been strongly linked with his services.

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Barcelona, though, will have to fend off competition from Manchester City who have reignited their interest in him.

The Premier League champions want the 19-year-old to replace Vincent Kompany, who has left the club after 11 trophy-laden seasons.

Former City midfielder Dietmar Hamann has urged City to snap up De Ligt to fill Kompany's void.

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"It's incredible to think that City spent more than £150m on Nicolas Otamendi, John Stones and Aymeric Laporte and not one of them has been the player Vincent Kompany is - and he cost around £8m," he said.

"City have got a huge hole to fill after Kompany's exit and to my mind there's only one candidate - Matthijs de Ligt.

"There are those who say he is too young but I don't buy into that. Sometimes you just come across a freak and that's what De Ligt is - a 19-year-old who is built like a 25-year-old and plays like a 30-year-old.

"He has led Ajax into some of football's cauldrons this season and is an absolute born leader. He is the man who can carry Kompany's baton forward."

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De Ligt helped Ajax win the domestic double as he enjoyed a phenomenal campaign.

Where will he be plying his trade next season? Let us know where you think.

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Transfer, Football, Manchester United, Barcelona, Premier League, De Ligt, Ajax

Nasir Jabbar
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