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Manchester United have offered Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt a five-year contract worth £10.3million-a-year, according to Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira.
The Netherlands prodigy has been caught up in a whirlwind of speculation thanks to his commanding performances for Ajax this season
Ajax sensation Matthijs de Ligt admitted he still does not know what the future holds for him as reports of a bidding war between Barcelona and Manchester United for his services intensify.
De Ligt, 19, was the cornerstone of Ajax’s defence in their thrilling run to the Champions League semi final, where they lost out to Tottenham.
Schira claimed via his personal Twitter account on Sunday that United have made a bold move to try to bring de Ligt by offering him a long-term deal that would bag him approximately £200,000-a-week.
#ManchesterUnited are interested in #DeLigt from Ajax for €85M. #RedDevils want to anticipate #Barcelona (refused to pay €15M to his agent, but are favourite because have an agreement with #Ajax) and offered to him a contract until 2024 (€12M at year). #transfers #MUFC #mutd
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) May 26, 2019
Barca appeared to have the inside track on his transfer after landing team-mate Frenkie de Jong, but United have hit back this week with a renewed push to sign the teenager.
But De Ligt, currently on international duty with Netherlands, is not looking beyond his current commitments with the Oranje.
“Where do I see myself? Well obviously the Premier League is a big competition, Spain also, but you have other competitions, it’s not just about those two,” he explained in Sunday’s press conference.
“I still don’t know anything about where my future is, so I’ll see how it goes. First we have to play two games and after that I will see what happens next.
“Of course there is some interest from clubs, but I don’t want to say some names who are interested, but what I will say is I am now focused on the national team and after the national team I will see what the future brings.”