Report: Matthijs de Ligt's agent Mini Raiola pushing for Manchester United switch over Barcelona

Matthijs de Ligt of AFC Ajax during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Ajax at at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 30, 2019 in London,...

Manchester United are one of four clubs reportedly vying for the Ajax star's signature.

Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax  during the   Training Session Ajax at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 29, 2019 in London United Kingdom

According to a report from Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo, Ajax ace Matthijs de Ligt's agent Mini Raiola is pushing for his client to join Manchester United instead of Barcelona this summer.

The Dutchman is valued at around €60 million (£51.5 million), according to Spanish media outlet Sport, with the Sun reporting that Manchester United are keen to sign him this summer.

 

De Ligt, 19, is already considered to be one of the finest central defenders in world football, and he has proven his quality on the world's biggest stage this season, with some superb performances for Ajax in the Champions League.

Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo claims that the Red Devils want to sign the Holland international, but they will face competition from Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus.

Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax during the UEFA Champions League  match between Juventus v Ajax at the Allianz Stadium on April 16, 2019 in Turin Italy

However, the Spanish media outlet claims that De Ligt's agent Mini Raiola would prefer his client to join Manchester United, due to the fact that they would pay him more than the other clubs involved in the race for his signature.

And should United manage to sign the 19-year-old this summer, it could turn out to be a really significant business for the club.

Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax during the UEFA Champions League  match between Ajax v Real Madrid at the Johan Cruijff Arena on February 13, 2019 in Amsterdam Netherlands

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