'Catalunya Radio': agreement between Barca and Ajax for De Ligt

Ruben Hill
June 11, 2019

But, despite the fact that De Ligt still has to say "yes", Barca and Ajax have apparently reached an agreement for the transfer of the Dutch worldwide.

De Ligt, who is Ajax's captain, has also been one of their best players in the past few seasons.

Spurs are looking to strengthen after reaching their first Champions League final, with Pochettino urging the club to make the next step.

At just 19 years old, the Dutch defender has also been one of the most popular names in the transfer market for the past few months.

The ex-Liverpool striker told the Irish Independent: "Virgil van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt have formed a great defensive partnership with the Netherlands and I'm sure they would like to build on that at Liverpool".

According to Catalunya Radio, a Spanish radio broadcasting agency, Barcelona and de Ligt's current employers are close to agreeing on terms for the Dutchman.

Mauricio Pochettino is also expected to be in the market for a midfielder as Christian Eriksen has signalled his intent to seek a new challenge this summer and van de Beek would be an excellent replacement for the Danish global.

Matthijs de Ligt is the kind of player that Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp "should be targeting", says John Aldridge, while the success being enjoyed at Anfield should appeal to the Ajax defender. At this stage, it definitely looks possible - also because the player himself looks keen to join the La Liga champions.

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