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De Ligt An 'Extraordinary Talent,' Says Blind

De Ligt An 'Extraordinary Talent,' Says Blind

Ajax only missed out on a place in the Champions League final thanks to a stunning last-minute goal from Tottenham's Lucas Moura and Ten Hag may now have a reluctant, if lucrative, rebuilding job on his hands.

Midfielder Frenkie De Jong will leave for Barcelona in the summer for an initial 75 million euros ($89 million), while center-back Matthijs de Ligt, who sent Juventus packing with a bullet header in the quarter finals, could follow his teammate to Catalonia.

As per the claim, de Ligt is using Barcelona as bait to get the offer on par with those of Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool or Manchester City.

De Ligt has established himself as one of the most sought-after players across Europe after what has been a sensational 2018-19 campaign. With Gerard Piqué, Samuel Umtiti and Clément Lenglet already giving the Spanish side plenty of options in the centre of defence, de Ligt may see a future at Anfield, beside fellow countryman Virgil Van Dijk, as a more assured future. His grown in the past couple of years hasn't gone unnoticed, with the who's who of Europe keeping a watchful eye on him.

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De Jong is a certain departure having already agreed a £65million deal to move to Barcelona but it is expected that a number of his team-mates will find new clubs this summer.

While the make-up of the Ajax team may not be the same next season, the footballing world has not seen the last of these stars.

Marca reported that the uncertainty surrounding Raiola's situation will likely cause de Ligt's move to be delayed. Given the quality he has shown at such a young age, the Dutchman will prove to be an excellent acquisition for the Catalans for years to come.

Although the will of the centre-back is to make a switch to Camp Nou and play alongside his compatriot Frenkie de Jong, the Netherlands worldwide is "seriously considering" all options he has on the table.