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Done Deal: No World-record Bid Required For Liverpool Target



Matthijs de Ligt

Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt has revealed that it won’t require a world-record fee to sign him this summer.

The Ajax Amsterdam skipper is expected to leave the Dutch Eredivisie giants at the end of this season with several European clubs keen to boost their respective squads with his quality.

Premier League giants Liverpool and many others are interested in a summer move for the young Dutch international centre back.

De Ligt, 19, confirmed that no world-record transfer fee would be needed to sign him while he was fielding questions via Ajax’s social networks.

According to him, his transfer fee won’t be up to the £65m paid for Ajax Amsterdam teammate Frenkie De Jong.

Spanish champions Barcelona signed De Jong during the winter transfer window but he’s not expected to join them until the summer.

Matthijs De Ligt revealed that midfielders are generally more expensive than defenders.

Recent reports had claimed that it would take a world-record fee for a defender to sign De Ligt this summer.

Dutch international teammate Virgil Van Dijk holds the record with £75m following his move from Southampton to Liverpool at the start of last season.

Apart from Liverpool, others like Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint Germain (PSG), Manchester City have also been linked with the aforementioned De Ligt.