Ajax Coach Ronald De Boer Advises Matthijs De Ligt to Consider Premier League Move

?Ajax Under-19 coach Ronald De Boer has advised star centre back Matthijs De Ligt to consider moving to the Premier League this summer, if he is to leave the Dutch side.

The teenage defender has a host of top European clubs chasing his signature following an excellent campaign where, as captain, he has led the team to a place in the Champions League semi-finals, as well as first position in the Eredivisie.

De Ligt’s performances for Ajax and Holland have been so impressive that De Boer insists he has the pick of any side he wants should he decide to move on, adding that he has all the attributes to be a success in England.

Matthijs de Ligt

As reported by the Liverpool Echo, De Boer told talkSport: “He can easily come to the Premier League and play for every team in the world.

If he goes to an attacking team or a defending team he can play in every team because he is so good. He is so strong. So determined to be a winner. Unbelievable.

“For me, BarcelonaMan City, Liverpool. Liverpool wants the ball, Paris Saint-Germain. Those are teams I would give him advice to go there. All the other teams, including Tottenham, are great teams to play for.”


If the 19-year-old does decide to move to the Premier League he would have no shortage of options with Chelsea and Spurs in the market for a centre half, while Liverpool are keen to pair him with his international teammate, Virgil van Dijk, at the heart of their back four.

Manchester United are also desperate for a new defender having not kept a clean sheet for 13 games, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly keen on signing younger players, like De Ligt, this summer.

Any fee for the Netherlandsinternational is sure to top the €75m which Barcelona have already agreed to pay for his teammate, Frenkie de Jong, this summer, with De Ligt expected to go for closer to €85m.


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