Report: Tottenham Hotspur prepared to break their transfer record on Matthijs De Ligt

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 Hotspur are said to be lining up a move for Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt this summer.

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...

According to a report in Mundo Deportivo, Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to break their transfer record on Matthijs De Ligt this summer.

Ajax have slapped a £53 million price-tag on De Light, but it has been suggested that Tottenham are the first team to announce their interest, even at that price.

De Ligt has been a revelation at Ajax this season, with his performances belying his tender years.

Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt (L) vies with Lyon's French midfielder Clement Grenier during a friendly football match between Olympique Lyonnais and Ajax Amsterdam on July 18, 2017 at the...

The 18-year-old has forced his way into Holland’s national squad, and is regarded as one of the best prospects in European football.

Tottenham already have a good relationship with Ajax, having bought the likes of Davinson Sanchez, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen from the Eredivisie side in recent times.

Raheem Sterling of England is blocked by Matthijs de Ligt of the Netherlands during the international friendly match between Netherlands and England at Johan Cruyff Arena on March 23, 2018...

Tottenham are likely to be looking for a replacement for Toby Alderweireld this summer, and there is a feeling that De Ligt could be that man.

Tottenham’s current record signing is Sanchez, who arrived for £42 million last summer.

And it seems that Mauricio Pochettino’s side are prepared to break that record again at the end of the season, as Spurs look to push on in their new stadium.

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