Marc Overmars would sign Matthijs de Ligt ‘immediately’ if he leaves Ajax

first_imgDe Ligt partners Van Dijk for Holland and could cost as much as the Liverpool man (Getty)‘We do not need to sell him, we do not need the money, but I know he will go to one of the big clubs [eventually].’De Ligt has already been linked with a host of European giants, from Barcelona to Juventus to Manchester United, and is likely to command a transfer fee in excess of £50m, and perhaps even rival the £75m Liverpool spent on countryman Virgil van Dijk – the record for a centre-back.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Comment Marc Overmars would sign Matthijs de Ligt ‘immediately’ if he leaves Ajax The Dutchman believes every European giant should be after the centre-back (Picture: Getty)Potential new Arsenal sporting director Marc Overmars has said the first signing he would make if he left Ajax would be the club’s brilliant young centre-back Matthijs de Ligt.The former Arsenal winger is one of the frontrunners to fill the void left by Sven Mislintat at the Emirates, with Roma chief Monchi – who worked with Unai Emery at Sevilla – also in the running.Since 2012, Overmars has overseen Ajax’s incredible recruitment of players which has made them huge profits on the likes of Justin Kluivert, Frenkie de Jong and Davinson Sanchez.center_img Frenkie de Jong has already agreed a move to Barca and De Ligt could be next (Picture: Getty)The next player to leave looks likely to be skipper De Ligt, who racked up his 100th Eredivisie appearance last week despite still only being 19 years old.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTOvermars admits Ajax are unlikely to keep hold of the Netherlands international and says he’d be front of the queue to sign him if he took over at another club.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAsked if De Ligt would be the next big player to leave Ajax in an interview with AS, Overmars replied: ‘I think so. For me, De Ligt can play easily on any of the six best teams in the world right now.‘He has the power, the mentality, the heart. If I worked at another club, I would like to sign him immediately. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 5 Mar 2019 9:27 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link623Shareslast_img