Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag has asserted that there is ‘zero chance’ of Matthijs de Ligt staying at the club this summer, with Barcelona and Bayern Munich set to battle it out for his signature.
With such illustrious clubs after the teenager, his manager is certain that he will be losing his skipper and star defender in the off-season.
“There’s zero chance Matthijs de Ligt is staying at Ajax,” Ten Hag said.
“There are so many clubs interested in him. He will leave us this summer, but I don’t know whether he’ll join Bayern or Barcelona.”
Barcelona see De Ligt as the long-term successor to the ageing Gerard Pique while it is understood the Blaugrana will listen to offers for Samuel Umtiti, who has lost his place to Clement Lenglet.