‘If I were Manchester City, I would get him immediately’: Former Ajax boss Peter Bosz urges Pep Guardiola to sign Matthijs de Ligt
- Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt widely expected to join one of Europe’s best clubs
- Former Ajax boss Peter Bosz believes Manchester City would be the best fit
- Bosz does not think a move to Barcelona would be most beneficial for De Ligt
Former Ajax manager Peter Bosz believes Manchester City should throw everything at signing Matthijs de Ligt in the summer transfer window.
‘Normally I would say to a 19-year-old boy who has had two years of professional football: Patience, it will come, take two more years of experience with Ajax,’ Bosz told VI.
‘In the Eredivisie, in the Champions League. Only, I think Matthijs is the exception that confirms the rule. That he is already ready for that step. But what is the best step? In my eyes the club where you can play.
Peter Bosz believes Matthijs de Ligt would be the perfect signing for Manchester City
‘If I were Manchester City, I would get him immediately. Vincent Kompany is leaving and I don’t think Nicolas Otamendi is good enough. It would fit perfectly with Laporte. He will play even better with Matthijs next to him, I am convinced of that.
‘I also hear Barcelona everywhere, but there you have to deal with Gerard Pique.
‘That would mean, if Samuel Umtiti did indeed leave, that he had to come play centrally in the left. That doesn’t have to be a problem, because I think Matthijs can play the left as well as the right in the centre as easily.’