According to reliable BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein, Manchester United have an offer on the table to sign 19-year old Ajax captain Matthijs De Ligt.
De Ligt looks set to leave Dutch champions Ajax this summer and has been the centre of arguably the biggest transfer saga of the summer.
A host of top European clubs, including United, have been said to want to secure the Dutchman’s signature this summer. However, the latest news regarding De Ligt is that the Reds are the only club to have made a concrete offer. Unfortunately for United, De Ligt does not seem to want to move to Old Trafford this summer.
It seems strange that only one club would have made an offer for De Ligt, given his exceptional performances in last season’s Champions League and domestically.
You would think all of Europe’s top clubs would be desperate to sign the youngster, but perhaps Ajax are demanding a huge sum for their captain or agent Mino Raiola has fed the news to attract larger offers.
Here’s what some Reds think on twitter:
— Shamoon Hafez (@ShamoonHafez) June 26, 2019
Seeing so many Ozan Kabak to Man Utd rumours, wouldn’t mind him coming if we cant sign De Ligt
— Le Kurt (@A17MET) June 26, 2019
If if was 3 or 4 weeks ago I would be hurt But now I honestly don’t care now 😂
— Ayub546 (@Ayub5461) June 26, 2019
Serves him and Raiola right. Maybe clubs are wising up to him playing them off against each other. That's one 'saga' that I'm sick off this year and it's not even July.
— Thomas J Delany (@What_TJD_Said) June 26, 2019
United still in for de Ligt, player still hasn’t made up his mind and remains on holiday. Unlikely but not impossible imagine United’s new back line being AWB, Lindelöf, de Ligt & Shaw. #mufc
— James Archwood (@JamesArchwood) June 26, 2019
We need to sign a good CB and with De Ligt going to Juve, I think Dias can be a really good alternative.
Lindelof and Dias can be solid on the pitch, Smalling and Jones can be solid on the bench. #MUFC https://t.co/rjBdQwl7jI
— wazmo (@wazmooo) June 26, 2019
I’m sure but I want Dias over De Ligt at Manchester United. #MuFC. I wanted De Ligt at first but after the saga I don’t want him
— Tyler Simmons (@SimmonsT09) June 26, 2019