How Manchester United can beat Barcelona to sign Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt this summer

Manchester United can beat Barcelona to the signature of Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt. De Ligt is wanted by half of Europe and has several important offers on the table. Reportedly, Barcelona are designing the operation with his agent Mino Raiola, after the player prioritized a move to Spain. However, the Red Devils can beat Catalan giants by offering De Ligt a regular football, according to Express.co.uk. With Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet at the club, no one can ensure a place in the first team and the 19-year-old would likely be unwilling to replace Samuel Umtiti on the bench should he join, the report claims. Manchester United, meanwhile, have centre-back problems and De Ligt, should he join, would become Victor Lindelof’s partner at the back. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to offload Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly. Phil Jones and Chirs Smalling lack consistency. Considering those facts, Express insist, the Holland international would sign a deal with United and become a regular player. De Ligt, himself, is no rush to decide his future.

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