Matthijs de Ligt to F.C. Barcelona
Barcelona is close to finalizing a deal for Ajax defender de Ligt., who has emerged as one of the hottest properties in European football.
The Catalans have been chasing de Ligt for a long time, having already signed his compatriot and best friend Frenkie de Jong in January.
The 19-year-old’s arrival to Nou Camp could also signal an end for French defender Samuel Umtiti, who has seen his playing time is limited due to a recurring knee injury this season.
De Ligt will only increase Barcelona’s chances of bringing home the UEFA Champions League next season.