De Ligt a good fit for Barcelona, says Stam

Carrie Guzman
May 18, 2019

Matthijs de Ligt remained coy when quizzed about his future after the recent speculation linking him with the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool FC. We all know who is their biggest defensive star - his Dutch colleague [Virgil van Dijk] - the other players, [Dejan] Lovren and [Joel] Matip, rotate quite a lot.

Barcelona are thought to be close to officially sealing a deal for Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt with an announcement possible in "the coming days".

"To say I fear the transfer window is not the right word but our players are hot right now", Ten Hag told reporters.

Ajax restored their advantage before the interval as Hakim Ziyech stormed into the penalty area and cut the ball back to leave Argentina defender Nicolas Tagliafico with a tap in.

"I sometimes think: 'Take it easy; don't act like you have all the wisdom under your belt already!'" It will be a heated summer.

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Ajax was crowned Dutch champions for the 34th time on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) after they cruised to 4-1 win at De Graafschap that completed a domestic double a week after their crushing Champions League exit at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur. "The enemy never sleeps", Ten Hag added.

Youssef el Jebli had briefly equalised for the hosts, whose season is not over yet - they go into the relegation play-offs to try and stay in the Eredivisie. As they proved on the pitch during their Champions League semi-final clash. winning the second leg 4-0, Liverpool could prove to be more than capable of taking on Barcelona in the boardroom. This season belongs among the best in the history of the club.

Tadic, another of the heroes of their Champions League campaign, dispatched the spot kick for his 38th goal of the season in all competitions.

"We'll see what happens, I can not say anything, we'll see at the end of summer".

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