De Ligt has potential that should excite Tottenham Hotspur supporters

As reported by The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is set to strengthen his squad this summer after signing a new long-term contract at the club.

What’s the story

The five-year deal signed by the Argentinian this week is exactly the kind of stability that Spurs need to develop further and challenge the likes of Manchester City for the Premier League title.

Now, having committed his future, he’s been given the green light to spend money this summer and in his sights is Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt.

That’s according to The Mirror, who report that he has been given the green light to step up the club’s bid to sign the £22.5m-rated defender.

Worth the fuss?

Although he made his debut for Ajax last season and featured prominently in their run to the UEFA Europa League final, this term was the teenager’s first full season as a regular in the Dutch side’s starting eleven.

Helping his side in their, ultimately ill-fated, challenge for the Eredivisie title, he’s contributed to 12 clean sheets this season and shown impressive consistent form for a player so young.

He’s developing well for the Netherlands too, with five caps to his name including two starts in the most recent international break against England and Portugal, contributing two assists vs the latter.

All signs point to him being a player with enormous potential and if Tottenham can invest in his future early it could pay off massively for years to come.