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With Matthijs de Ligt linked with moves to Manchester United and Barcelona, Donny van de Beek has discussed the future of his Ajax teammate.

The 19-year-old central defender had an exceptional campaign for Ajax, captaining the club to their first domestic double in 17 years, and Europe’s elite are falling over themselves for his signature. Manchester United have tabled a £350,000-a-week contract for De Ligt which would make him the highest paid teenager in world football, but the Red Devils are up against stiff competition in the name of Barcelona for the Netherlands international.

Van der Beek revealed that a host of clubs are pursuing the signature of de Ligt but the decision is with the Ajax skipper, "I don’t know. A lot of clubs want to buy him. I think so because he is a good player and now he has to choose for himself. Where he feels good, he has to go there.

"You see that a lot. Players go to another country, another competition, that’s normal in Holland, in the Dutch league, you see that a lot of times."

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