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Dutch sensation set for huge move to Barcelona in January

Central defender is just the latest youngster to come through the ranks at the Dutch side and is now set for bigger things

AJAX sensation Matthijs de Ligt could be the latest youngster to leave the Dutch giants for bigger things.

Barcelona are ready to lure the 18-year-old to the Nou Camp to continue his development, according to reports in Spain.

Barcelona want to sign Ajax’s latest star that has come through the ranks

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Barcelona want to sign Ajax’s latest star that has come through the ranks

The 18-year-old made his breakthrough with Ajax last season

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The 18-year-old made his breakthrough with Ajax last season

The centre-back enjoyed a breakthrough season in the Eredivisie last season.


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He became the second youngest scorer for Ajax behind Clarence Seedorf and became the youngest debutant for Holland since Mauk Weber in 1931.

De Ligt also played 90 minutes in the Europa League final defeat to Manchester United.

Ajax have a rich history of nurturing Europe’s brightest talents before selling them on to European giants.

And according to Mundo Deportivo, Barca will be the next club to swoop for their youngster.


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Boss Ernesto Valverde is looking to build for the future with the vision of replacing his ageing stars.

Javier Mascherano has won the Champions League twice with Barcelona

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Matthijs de Ligt could replace Javier Mascherano who turns 34 next birthday

 

Javier Mascherano turns 34 on his next birthday and fellow defensive team-mate Thomas Vermaelen barely gets a game with the Catalan side.

The report also claims that Barcelona are after RB Leipzig talent Dayot Upamecano.

The 18-year-old defender has also been linked with Liverpool having been touted to rise to the very top.

But he has a new contract on the table which would see his release clause rise to £88million.


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