Tottenham fans react as £50m-rated de Ligt comments on Ajax future

Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax and Marcus Rashford of Manchester United in action during the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24, 2017 in...

Tottenham are linked with a move to sign Ajax teenager Matthijs de Ligt.

Ajax Amsterdam's defender Matthijs de Ligt (R) and FC Groningen's forward Tom van Weert go for the ball during the Dutch Eredivisie football match between FC Groningen and Ajax Amsterdam...

Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Matthijs de Ligt has been quoted by the Daily Mirror as saying that he will only leave Ajax for the right team, not for the money - and Spurs fans have reacted by claiming he is Daniel Levy's dream.

Football London claim Spurs are interested in luring the 18-year-old star to north London, though it will take a huge fee of £50million to convince Ajax to sell their up-and-coming star. He apparently earns just £15,000 a week.

But the Mirror's report claims Manchester City, Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are all interested in de Ligt, with all four clubs likely to offer the Holland international a bigger wage than Spurs can afford.

Netherlands' defender Matthijs de Ligt (L) and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo fight for the ball  during their international friendly football match between Portugal and Netherlands...

Harry Kane remains as Spurs' highest earner, but the Daily Mail claim that the 24-year-old is on £110,000 a week - way down the list in 35th place in terms of wages, behind nine Manchester City players.

De Ligt said: "I am going to make a decision with my head, not based on money offers. I think some players would be tempted when they get massive offers. But compared to ordinary people I think I earn a huge wage right now, anyway."

Tottenham Hotspur's English chairman Daniel Levy (L) speaks with Manchester City Emirati chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak during the English Premier League football match between Manchester...

So Spurs may struggle to convince de Ligt to overlook their rivals in the race to land the defender, but his recent comments will come as a huge boost to Tottenham's chances of landing the defender. Fans have reacted in mixed fashion.

Some are desperate for chairman Levy to complete a deal sooner rather than later, while others believe he is off to Manchester City despite his comments. One fan described him as "Poch's replacement for Toby [Alderweireld]".

 

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