De Ligt: I need time to decide future

Linked to Barcelona and the Premier League, Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt is still considering his future.

Matthijs de Ligt

Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona.   -  Getty Images

Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt insisted he was still assessing his future amid links to Barcelona and the Premier League.

De Ligt, 19, is widely expected to leave Ajax – which sealed the Eredivisie title on Wednesday – in the off-season.

The centre-back has been linked to the likes of Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester United, Juventus and Bayern Munich.

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But after Ajax beat De Graafschap 4-1 for their first league title since 2014, De Ligt said he needed time to consider his future.

"This is not the time to talk about my future," he told Fox Sports.

"I don't know if I will go with Frenkie de Jong [to Barcelona]. I still have to analyse things and see everything. We'll see what happens.


"I cannot say anything. We'll see at the end of summer. There is nothing yet."

Ajax's league triumph saw it claim a domestic double after also winning the KNVB Beker, easing some of the pain following its Champions League semi-final exit.

De Ligt was delighted with Ajax's campaign, saying: "It is indescribable. We have been craving this for five years.

"I enjoyed the cup, the competition, the Champions League and especially the team spirit."

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