Man United are desperate to sign €70m-rated Dutch defender

Red Devils keen on signing Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt and ready to compete with Liverpool, Juventus, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea and Bayern Munich for the footballer. Man United need a new high-class defender to strengthen the back-line, and Netherlands international is the best choice in this situation.

He has an impressive season and proves his worth one more time. Ole Gunnar will do everything to add him this July, but it will be difficult as Reds, Bianconeri, Los Blancos, Blaugrana, Blues and Bavarians also preparing to make an offer during the transfer window.

De ligt is a product of the Jews youth academy and spent his current career with them. He is one of the best centre-backs in Eredivisie and a captain of the club. In this campaign, Matthijs already played 50 matches, scored five goals and made three assists in all tournament.

It is a fantastic result, and he can do much more with high-class partners. The 19-year-old defender has contracted with the Dutch club until 2021, and his release clause is around €70m. His price could increase during this season and become much more.

Dutch centre-back regularly plays in the national team which is already a big success for the footballer. He also helped Ajax to reach the Champions League semi-final, and they have to face Tottenham this month. Red Devils set to spend big money on the player as Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are in a terrible form, Eric Bailly linked with several clubs, and they need back-up.