‘I think he’ll go to England or Spain’: Edwin van der Sar hints Matthijs de Ligt could be open to Premier League move as Ajax chief executive admits defender is likely to leave
- Defender Matthijs de Ligt looks set to leave Ajax at the end of the current season
- The 19-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to La Liga giants Barcelona
- However, Edwin van der Sar believes he could still end up in the Premier League
Matthijs de Ligt could end up a Premier League player come the summer, according to Edwin van der Sar.
The former Manchester United and Fulham goalkeeper is now chief executive at Ajax and watched 19-year-old De Ligt captain the side as they narrowly missed out on the Champions League final on Wednesday night.
De Ligt has long been linked with a move away from the Johan Cruyff Arena this summer, with the centre back strongly tipped to follow team-mate Frenkie de Jong by moving to Barcelona.
Matthijs de Ligt could leave Ajax for the Premier League this summer, says Edwin van der Sar
Van der Sar watched De Ligt and his Ajax team-mates fall to Tottenham on Wednesday night
Manchester United have also been credited with an interest in the Holland international, and Van der Sar has suggested he could yet make the move to England.
‘I think these will be De Ligt’s final games with Ajax, but I hope he goes out on a high,’ he told Sky Sport Italia.
‘He’s been here since he was a child and will end up at a big club.
‘I think he’ll go to England or Spain.’