Publication date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 3:56
Ajax Coach Ronald De Boer says Liverpool and Man City will be the ideal destination for the miracle of Matthijs de Ligt.
De Boer, who is currently an assistant coach to the Ajax U19, believes that De Ligt, who is only 19 years old, is in his development on his 21-year-old Frenkie De Jong, who has just recently decided to move to Barcelona.
Barca agreed to a € 75 million initial contract to sign De Jong in the summer, but De Boer thinks De Ligt is more mature and believes he is ready for the Premier League – testing the name Liverpool.
"For me, 19-year-old Captain Ajax, he's the guy who is also next to Van Dijk with the national team, I think he's so strong." So determined to be a winner. Incredible, ”he said talkSPORT.
"You see him in front of the cameras and his conversations, for me, a 19-year-old boy, I've never seen before."
“He can play in every team. If he goes to an attacking team or to a defense team, he can play in every team because he is so good.
“He can easily come to the Premier League and play for every team in the world. Frenkie De Jong went for € 75m and it can go up to € 85m euros with Barcelona, but in my opinion Matthijs De Ligt is even more prepared in his qualities and ready to take this step more than Frenkie De Jong.
“It depends on him for De Ligt. He has to look at him and find out what he wants. He wants a team that has fun and most of the time at the ball, that's nice, or he goes to the team that gives up.
“For me, Barcelona, Man City, Liverpool. Liverpool wants the ball, Paris Saint-Germain. Those are the teams I would give him to go. All other teams, including Tottenham, are great teams.
De Ligt is already playing alongside Virgil Van Dijk for the Netherlands and former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot believes that Liverpool will be "smart" and will try to sign it in the summer.
Barcelona and Juventus both believed they were watching a talented defender, who had previously indicated that he had joined Van Dijk at Anfield.