Matthijs de Ligt will reportedly ask to leave Ajax this summer, and Tottenham fans are freaking out at the possibility of signing the Dutchman.
Valued at €25million (£22m) by Transfermarkt, Ajax were probably expecting a bidding war to drive up the price of their most valued asset this summer, but the young centre back could force their hand.
According to the a report from De Telegraaf, de Ligt and his agent, Mino Raiola, will tell Ajax he wants to go on to bigger and better things this summer.
At just 18 years old, de Ligt has already shown his leadership abilities at the back for Ajax this season, and it’s no surprise the youngster is one of the most sought after players in football.
Manchester City have been heavily linked with a move while Liverpool fans are convinced they will get the Dutchman, but Tottenham have seen more links to the youngster than anyone else.
Spurs will of course want to avoid a bidding war with City, but any price for de Ligt could be worth it, as the young defender could be a stalwart at the back for the next decade and beyond.
Tottenham fans have been reacting to the news he wants to leave, and let’s just say they’re finding it hard not to get carried away.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Get it done 🙏
— THFCFaNaTiCaL (@steffenfreund3) May 9, 2018
Ajax and PSG is the Southampton to our Liverpool.
— David (@Eriksen23COYS) May 9, 2018
Davinson did the same! COYS
— Spurs Galaxy (@GalaxySpurs) May 9, 2018
I’d say so yes, he reminds me of a young Toby tbf very composed on the ball.
— Lee Maggs (@leemaggs1) May 9, 2018
Reliable source too I believe this is the same one who broke the news of Davinson
— 2 games 1 goal (@SimplyKazaiah) May 9, 2018
Future elite CB, would be a great addition if Toby leaves and is already familiar with Sanchez from their time together at @AFCAjax 👍👍
— Tottenham Hotspur World (@WorldHotspur) May 9, 2018
— dave chase (@davechasethfc) May 9, 2018