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Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt

According to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, the race for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt is heating up.

De Ligt is just 18, however he’s already gained plenty of top flight experience.

A product of the Ajax youth system, De Ligt made his Ajax debut at just 17-years-old, as he’s been a mainstay in the team ever since.

He’s been capped by the Dutch national team, while last season he played against Man United in the Europa League final.

Arsenal, Man United & Man City

Mundo Deportivo report that the race for De Ligt is busy.

From the Premier League, Arsenal, Man United and Man City have all be in contract with the player’s agent, Barry Hulshoff.

Moreover, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are also supposedly in the race for the centre-half.

Ajax have the player under contract until 2021. It’s believed that any suitor will have to pay huge money to prise De Ligt out of Amsterdam this summer.

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