FC Barcelona have reportedly agreed a €75 million fee with Ajax Amsterdam for captain Matthijs de Ligt but the Netherlands wonderkid may not end up at the Camp Nou.
De Ligt, 19, has emerged as one of the leading defenders in European football with dominating displays beyond his years over his 117 first-team appearances since making his debut for Ajax in the 2016/17 season.
With 16 senior international caps to his name, the Ajax captain who led the Eredivisie giants to a league title and the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League has naturally created a off-season bidding war from Europe's elite.
According to Catalunya Radio, Barca have seen a €75m bid accepted but they face competition from Paris Saint-Germain, who missed out on his teammate Frenkie de Jong to the LaLiga giants already.
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However, it appears the teenager has reservations over a potential switch to the Camp Nou, with no real guarantee of first-team football, with Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti, Jean-Clair Todibo all vying for a place in the starting XI.
"I need to weigh up whether this is the right time to go to Barça," de Ligt told Mundo Deportivo when asked about interest from Ernesto Valverde's side.
This follows on from his recent admission that Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo asked him to join the Italian champions after their recent meeting in the Nations League final.