de ligt to leave ajax amsterdam

15:00    09 May 2019

Matthijs de Ligt
Matthijs de Ligt is likely to join one of England or Spain's big clubs ahead of the 2019-20 season, Ajax Amsterdam CEO Edwin van der Sar has confirmed.

Speaking to Sky Sports Italia ahead of the club's 3-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in Amsterdam on Wednesday, the former Manchester United and Juventus goalkeeper revealed that the club captain will in all likelihood leave Ajax at the end of the season.

"I think these will be De Ligt's final games with Ajax, but I hope he goes out on a high. 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," De Sar said.

Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Juventus are among the clubs linked with the 19-year-old's services. Barcelona are reportedly favourites to land the centre-back's signature having already signed Ajax teammate Frenkie de Jong.

De Ligt will be hoping to lead the club to a domestic double this season, having already clinched the KNVB Beker. Ajax currently top the Eredivisie standings, level on points with PSV with two games remaining.

The Dutch international has scored seven goals in 53 appearances across all competitions this season.

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