Matthijs de Ligt speaks fondly of Premier League football amid Manchester United links

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United target and Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt spoke about Premier League football in glowing terms after his country’s 3-1 UEFA Nations League success over England on Thursday night.

The defender is near the top of Man United’s list of priories this window following a stunning season as captain for Ajax.

Reports have suggested United are in with a chance of signing De Ligt. Barcelona, early favourites to sign the teenager, appear to have stalled in negotiations and the prospect of becoming central to a rebuild project at Old Trafford appeals to De Ligt, who has played a similar role with Ajax over the last three seasons.

Speaking after reaching the Nations League final against Portugal, De Ligt once again remained coy about his future but did give a warm appraisal of Premier League football.

We have not been in short supply of De Ligt quotes in recent weeks. The chatter coming from his camp is deliberate, geared towards a certain end, and at the very least suggests that things remain up in the air, that his next destination is not yet confirmed. Sending out these quotes when a move to Barcelona has been agreed does not make a lot of sense.

Either way, the talking will stop soon. De Ligt plans to announce his next destination after the final against Portugal on Sunday.

You may also like