Rumours are flying high this morning after promising Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt liked Rio Ferdinand’s Instagram post.
Yeah, you read that right, seemingly nowadays that means the transfer is signed, sealed and delivered. However, one of Europe’s most sought prospects has his pick of teams, reportedly Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich – so surely joining a Man United side, not in the Champions League would be a bizarre move for the Ajax Captain.
Having played 55 times across all competitions last season, and largely impressing, De Ligt is the name on the tip of everyone’s tongue. No doubt his agent will be throwing names into the hat to bump up the price, a rumoured 70m.
Has we have seen in previous transfers, many agents use United’s name to either gain a new well-paid contract for their player or engineer a bigger move away.
It’s unlikely De Ligt will choose the bright lights of Old Trafford and many Red Devils seem to agree…