Matthijs de Ligt set to tell Man United about transfer decision – report

Matthijs de Ligt is set to inform Manchester United about a decision on his future in the coming days, say reports

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Matthijs de Ligt is set to inform Manchester United about a decision on his future in the coming days, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the in-demand Ajax defender is set to make a choice about his next club shortly, and that Manchester United are still hoping to beat FC Barcelona to the signature of the talented 19-year-old.

According to the same story, De Ligt is tempted by a transfer to Manchester United this summer and the Red Devils are still hoping to beat FC Barcelona to landing the central defender.

The same story says that there is a general feeling in Holland that a move to Old Trafford may be the better option for the 19-year-old, because playing in England would help to transform him into a more complete defender.

The article also says that it is unclear whether De Ligt would be an automatic first choice in the FC Barcelona team should he move to the La Liga champions this summer.

On the other hand, it is claimed in the story that Manchester United would be looking to rebuild their defence around the talented Netherlands international in the coming seasons.

Manchester United are thought to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as they bid to bounce back from a disappointing campaign.

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