Saturday, May 25, 2019

Ajax raise de Ligt price

Ajax have increased their demands for the services of Matthijs de Ligt, according to Sport.

The 19-year-old winner of the Golden Boy award has attracted the interests of a number of top European clubs, with Barcelona constantly named as the frontrunners for his signature. The price the Dutch club reportedly had set for the sensational defender was around €75 million including add-ons, but they aren’t willing to part with him for that figure anymore, at least not in total.

Apparently, the advances of the likes of Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and several other clubs have prompted Ajax to raise their expectations in terms of monetary compensations, and the €75 million figure is now set as a base fee, on top of which would be placed another €11 million in potential add-ons. This is approximately the amount Barcelona will pay for midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

The news will not have gone down well with the clubs hoping to secure his signature, but Ajax seem determined not to give their most prised assets away as undervalued by the standards of today’s market.

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Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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