Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has confirmed that highly-rated centre-back Matthijs de Ligt will leave the Dutch club this summer.

As reported on Football Espana, the Ajax captain is being monitored by a number of top European clubs, with Premier League side Liverpool linked with him.

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The 19-year-old has been the club captain of Ajax for over a year and he netted the decisive goal to send the Dutch side through to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League last night. 

The Ajax boss said:

There’s zero chance Matthijs de Ligt is staying at Ajax. 

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.

The centre-back seems to have a maturity well beyond his years and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to lure him to Anfield.

Fellow Premier League sides Manchester United and Manchester City are also said to be interested in signing the young Dutchman.

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