Edwin van der Sar admits the 19-year-old defender is playing his final games for the Dutch club
Ajax director Edwin van dar Sar has all-but confirmed Matthijs de Ligt’s exit this summer – and expects the defender to end up in England or Spain.
Manchester United and Barcelona are both known admirers of the 19-year-old.
Despite Ajax’s gut-wrenching Champions League defeat to Tottenham on Wednesday night, Van der Sar hopes De Ligt can leave his boyhood club on a high.
“I think these will be De Ligt’s final games with Ajax, but I hope he goes out on a high,” Van der Sar told Sky Sport Italia.
“He’s been here since he was a child and will end up at a big club.
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“I think he’ll go to England or Spain.”
Ajax threw away a three-goal lead and a place in the Champions League final during a disastrous second-half at the Amsterdam Arena on Wednesday night.
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After their 1-0 victory in the first leg, De Ligt doubled the hosts’ aggregate lead before Hakim Ziyech seemingly put them out of sight.
But Lucas Moura struck a sensational second-half hat-trick, including a winner in the last minute of stoppage time, to leave De Ligt and his fellow Ajax players crestfallen.