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Matthjis De Ligt, Ajax captain and breakout star, has been crowned the Dutch footballer of the Year, an award that combines the Dutch Golden Boot and the title of best footballer in Holland. At only 19 years old, he becomes the youngest player ever to have won the prestigious award.
Matthijs de Ligt was faced the million dollar question after Ajax's victory, his possible departure to Barcelona. "I can't say anything, it's not finalised," he said, dodging the matter as much as he could.
The possibility that both Matthijs de Ligt and Antoine Griezmann could move to Barcelona next season is rumoured across European football. However, who would have to go and for how much, if Barcelona are serious about signing both?
Despite rumours suggesting that a move is close, Matthijs de Ligt himself is reportedly not so sure that his future lies at the Camp Nou. According to 'Mundo Deportivo', the Dutchman wants to compare Barcelona's offer to those from other big European clubs before making a decision.
City has won the Premier League again, but the number one goal is still the Champions League title. To achieve the feat, they have four new transfer targets: Rodrigo Hernandez, Matthijs de Ligt, Luka Jovic and Houssem Aouar.
Barça have reportedly agreed on a contract for De Ligt, as claimed by some Catalan newspapers. According to 'El Club de la Mitjanit', -Esport 3' and 'Catalunya Radio', the Catalan giants have settled the transfer cost with Mino Raiola, De Ligt's representative, in a meeting which took place the 12th of April in Montecarlo.
Ajax became virtual champions this Sunday afternoon when they beat Utrecht 4-1. During the players' celebration, hundreds of fans showed their affection to Matthijs de Ligt and the captain, in post-match statements, assured that nothing has yet been agreed with any club.
Barcelona have found a source of young talent in Ajax. After closing the arrival of Frenkie de Jong and having the transfer of Matthijs de Ligt practically in their hands, the azulgranas are already looking at Donny Van de Beek.
De Ligt is still one of Barça's priorities and, according to 'Mundo Deportivo', his arrival could be closer than ever. Barça have reportedly had "decisive contact" with regard to moving the Dutchman from Ajax to the Camp Nou.
According to the 'Mirror', Manchester United ruled out the signing of the young Dutchman Matthijs de Ligt due to possible problems with his weight. This is according to Marcel Bout.
Matthijs de Ligt's future is one of the unknowns in this transfer window. His agent Mino Raiola was seen in Barcelona, according to 'L'Equipe'. A situation which make it more likely for the Ajax central defender to join Barcelona.
Ajax director Edwin van der Sar discussed the future of in-demand centre-back Matthijs de Ligt.