Matthijs de Ligt has managed to emerge as one of the hottest topics in this summer’s European transfer window after he captained Ajax to the semi-finals of the Champions League at only 19 years of age.
Paris-Saint Germain, Manchester United have tracked the centre-back, and Barcelona, with speculation, also linking the football star to Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Juventus. De Ligt has recently stated that he will take his time to decide where he will go after his much-needed vacation this month. However, with all these elite clubs at his feet, which one will be the best for his career?
The most significant selling point when you consider a club like Barcelona is the fact that you will get to play alongside Lionel Messi and call him a teammate. However, with Gerard Pique now at 32 years old, the team needs to rebuild and improve their defence. De Ligt can easily be regarded as the kingpin for the Barca defence which can last for the next decade. This will allow him to take his game to a brand-new level while playing next to Pique. He will also be guaranteed to win massive trophies while playing with Frenkie de Jong who is also from the Netherlands.
Reporters have recently stated that PSG is currently ahead of every other club in the race to acquire De Ligt. Should he decide to join PGS, he could be looking at a cabinet full of domestic trophies with the French champions. Learning more about football while playing next to Thiago Silva is another appealing factor that De Ligt will consider. There’s no denying that a move to PSG would be one of the most lucrative decisions of his career.
A transfer over to Manchester United would be extremely lucrative for a young player like De Ligt. Once he arrives, he would play every single week and will have a defence formed around the young star. Manchester United are currently in a difficult situation, but they are still considered one of the largest clubs in the world. De Ligt might be interested in the challenge to get the team back on track. Thanks to his incredible skills and abilities, he would be ideally suited for the English Premier League.
The prospect of forming a defensive partnership with Virgil van Dijk in the Liverpool squad is a compelling aspect for De Ligt. And thanks to the recent victory at the Champions League, Liverpool can offer De Ligt the chance to play with the best European club in the world and probably the next Premier League winners for 2020 due to the extraordinary leadership qualities of Jurgen Klopp.
Regardless of what De Ligt decided to do this summer, he will undoubtedly find himself at one of the most elite clubs in Europe. However, if he is smart and has the opportunity to hand-pick a club, Liverpool should be his top pick.