Matthijs de Ligt rejected United’s interest

Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt has rejected Manchester United’s interest, having decided that the club from Old Trafford does not match his ambitions.

As well as Ajax, the 19-year-old De Ligt is spending this season impressively, becoming a tasty target for the richest clubs of Europe.

United, who are on the verge of a big restructuring after missing a ticket for the Champions League next season, saw the Dutch international as the perfect player to strengthen their defense.

According to the Daily Star’s exclusive material, the Red Devils were ready to pay 60 million pounds to Ajax as compensation, while Matthijs himself was offered with a five-year contract with a 250 thousand pounds a week salary.

United’s proposal was the most profitable in the financial plan of those that were in De Ligt’s hands, but, through his agent Mino Raiola, the youngster told the Devils that he was interested in more competitive clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona.

(Reporting by Nathan Dent, editing by Valerie Cooper)

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