Ajax Amsterdam CEO Edwin van der Sar told Sky Italia that he expects Matthijs de Ligt join a club in either England or Spain.

Ajax Amsterdam were eliminated from the Champions League by Tottenham on Wednesday evening as the young side failed to protect a three-goal advantage.

Spurs will now face Liverpool in the final next month while Ajax are set to have their best players sold with Frenkie de Jong already set to join his new Barcelona teammates this summer.

Frenkie de Jong.

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One player that has yet to announce where his future lies is 19-year-old super star de Ligt, who is reportedly on Liverpool’s radar.

The Dutch central defender has shocked Europe with his maturity and ability to lead the line on the biggest stage possible.


Speaking to Sky Italia, via Four Four Two, van der Sar commented on de Ligt’s future, saying: “I think these will be De Ligt’s final games with Ajax, but I hope he goes out on a high.

Matthijs de Ligt.

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“He’s been here since he was a child and will end up at a big club. I think he’ll go to England or Spain.”

Earlier this week it was reported by the Daily Star that Manchester United had a £250,000 per week offer rejected by the player.

Liverpool have placed themselves in the best possible position to entice de Ligt, reaching the back-to-back Champions League finals and going toe-to-toe with Manchester City for the Premier League title.

Virgil van Dijk and Divock Origi.

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It does seem unlikely that Liverpool will match United’s reported offer but they might not need to if the player wants to join the club badly enough that he is willing to accept a lower wage initially.

Liverpool signing de Ligt would guarantee that the Reds have one of the best central defensive partnerships in the world for several years to come.

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