Guillem Balague: Liverpool FC ‘talking’ to Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague confirms Liverpool FC have held discussions with Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp (Photo: New Balance)

Liverpool FC have been in talks with Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt, according to transfer expert Guillem Balague.

The Netherlands international has established himself as one of the most exciting defensive prospects in European football over the past 12 months or so.

De Ligt was lauded for his performances and role in helping Ajax to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in over two decades this term.

The 19-year-old was instrumental at the back as the Dutch club managed to secure famous Champions League victories at Serie A giants Juventus and La Liga side Real Madrid.

However, Tottenham came from 2-0 down to beat Ajax 3-2 in the Champions League last four to end the Eredivisie outfit’s incredible run.

De Ligt has been linked with a move to the Premier League over the past few months, with clubs such as Liverpool FC and Manchester United touted as potential destinations for the teenager.

Spanish football expert Balague has now confirmed that Liverpool FC have held discussions with De Ligt about a potential move to Anfield, although there is also interest from PSG and FC Barcelona.

“They [FC Barcelona] think they have De Ligt, even though both Liverpool and PSG have also been talking to him,” Balague told BBC Radio 5 Live.

De Ligt’s international team-mates Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum are currently at Liverpool FC.

The Ajax star is Van Dijk’s centre-half partner in the Netherlands national team.

Van Dijk won the PFA player of the year award this term.

MORE: Latest Liverpool FC news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp rates Chelsea FC under Frank Lampard so far
Jose Mourinho (Photo: The Sport Review)
Jose Mourinho reacts to Liverpool FC’s 2-1 win at Chelsea FC
Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan reacts to Arsenal’s 3-2 comeback win against Aston Villa
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes names the two signings Man United need to make
Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard gives latest Chelsea FC injury update ahead of Liverpool FC clash
Gary Neville
Gary Neville reveals his prediction for Chelsea FC v Liverpool FC
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Laver Cup 2019
Roger Federer
Laver Cup 2019: Federer battles to Kyrgios win, Isner comes from behind to beat Zverev
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes names the two signings Man United need to make
Callum Hudson-Odoi
Callum Hudson-Odoi sends message to Chelsea FC supporters