Matthijs de Ligt: Erik ten Hag is “serious” about mega-money News


Manchester United are poised to bid on Juventus center-back Matthijs de Ligt and Erik ten Hag says he is taking the potential deal seriously.

The Peoples Person recently reported the club’s initial interest in signing a center-back, who has reportedly asked to leave the club.

De Ligt is another player who played under the Ten Hag in Ajax until his transition to Juventus in 2019.

At the Italian club, he played a key role in their defense, appearing in 87 league appearances and scoring eight goals.

According to Corriere dello Sport via Sport Witness, Man United is “ready to hit the scene by force” for the defender.

Chelsea are said to have pole position for a player who will not want to relegate to the Europa League.

However, Ten Hag convinces his former players of the challenges of his new project and the upcoming season.

Frenkie de Jong could move to Manchester after talks with the club, manager and Barcelona.

De Ligt has a waiver clause of around € 120 million and could be a world-class option to help stabilize the defense.

United haven’t started an official contract signing process with a defender, but are ready to take on the challenge, and Ten Hag said he was very eager to sign a contract with the Netherlands international.

Axel Tuanzebe and Eric Bailly are expected to leave, and Phil Jones may look elsewhere. If all three had gone, there wouldn’t be much cover in the middle, except for Maguire, Varane, and Lindelof.

De Ligt is one of the few center-backs on United’s short transfer list, with Ajax’s Lisandro Martinez also very much in the photo.

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