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Transfer News: 'There are several options'-Matthijs de Ligt opens up about his future

04 Jun 2019, 13:50 IST

Ajax sensation - Mathijs de Ligt
Ajax sensation - Mathijs de Ligt

What's the story?

Matthijs De Ligt is on his way out of Ajax in the upcoming summer transfer window and is linked to a plethora of top clubs across Europe. The talented center-back has been linked with Manchester United, Juventus and Barcelona and De Ligt has admitted that there are many options in front of him.

In case you didn't know

Matthijs de Ligt is enjoying a sensational rise to fame after enjoying another superb campaign with Ajax. De Ligt caught the eye of football fans around the globe as he displayed his caliber with consistently powerful performances throughout the 2018/19 campaign.

The 19-year-old led Ajax to unprecedented success in the 2018/19 season as the Dutch giants secured the domestic double. Ajax also made their mark in Europe, dominating European Giants on their way to Champions League semi-finals.

It goes without saying that De Ligt played a pivotal role in his team's success. He has been a rock at Ajax's defense but what truly sets him apart is his ability to lead. It is rare for a player of his age to show such mentality and composure on the ball.

The heart of the matter

There are massive speculations about the future of the Dutch prodigy and he is yet to decide his future. The Ajax captain has claimed that there are several offers and he will only choose what's best for him.

In a recent interview, De Ligt said:

"There are various options and I really want to choose the best. I am excited about what could happen in the near future, but I am also trying to stay calm."
"I view this as a challenge -- that is the most important thing. There are several options and I really want to pick the best one. Logically, one option is better than another."
"Life abroad could be difficult, but I am still an ordinary Dutch guy -- I am no different to the others. Perhaps living abroad will be more intense for me."

What's next?

Matthijs de Ligt is set to feature for Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League.

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