Manchester United are reportedly main the race to signal Matthijs De Ligt in the summertime.
That’s in keeping with a current report from Soccer Transfers, who claims the Bayern Munich defender is a number one candidate to go away the Bundesliga on the finish of the season.
Falling down Thomas Tuchel’s pecking order with the German preferring a centre-back pairing of Dayot Upamecano and summer-signing Kim Min-jae, De Ligt, 24, who has began simply eight league video games, has discovered his probabilities extraordinarily restricted.
Not solely that however with Bayern struggling to maintain tempo with Xavi Alonso’s unbeaten Bayer Leverkusen, it appears solely a matter of time earlier than issues on the Allianz Area are shaken up.
And De Ligt’s in all probability exit is ready to be one of many first main adjustments. Erik Ten Hag, though not United’s supervisor when the Pink Devils first tried, and failed, to land the Dutch defender in 2019, is greater than acquainted with him after awarding him 80 appearances throughout their time working collectively at Ajax.
At present valued at £55 million (TM), the 24-year-old, whose deal expires in 2027, won’t come low-cost to United however, given his fame as one of many sports activities’ finest centre-backs, would ship an enormous sign of intent to the remainder of Europe.
Since becoming a member of the Bavarians 18 months in the past, De Ligt, who has represented the Netherlands on 43 events, has scored 5 objectives in 59 video games in all competitions.