Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt has been mentioned in the transfer gossip pages numerous times over the past few months,
The Dutchman may only be 18 years old, but he has been linked to top-level clubs, including Barcelona, Manchester City, Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur.
The North London outfit are likely to be needing a new centre-back as Toby Alderweireld seems to be heading towards the exit door.
Many publications suggested that De Ligt was a transfer option for the Premier League club, but according to football.london, Tottenham will not be making a formal offer for the teenager.
Despite his age, De Ligt was a regular in the Ajax team, making 38 appearances in all competitions.
The youngster’s defensive qualities have clearly attracted attention, but last season he also contributed in attack by scoring three goals and creating two assists.
With the fear that Alderweireld could be leaving, hearing that De Ligt is not a target has concerned some Tottenham fans.
I can’t believe I thought this summer would be different
— James Robinson (@James_R96) June 6, 2018
Sounds like Poch has been Jedi mind tricks by Levy into thinking he doesn’t need any new players..
— 1Ahmad (@001AndOnly) June 6, 2018
man u r improving Liverpool improving Chelsea will . Tottenham same starting 11 for 3 years . so boring
— Bobby Major (@bobbybangz1) June 6, 2018
This doesn’t make for good reading. With Jan far from over the hill but in his 30s and Toby looking to be out the door this kid has the potential to be a World best 🙁
— Pat (@pjmgrahammm) June 6, 2018
Here we go again ??
— Paul Stewart (@Stewie_sas) June 6, 2018
Another wasted transfer window another thin squad unable to compete fully at the highest level. More spurs mediocrity it’s tiresome now.
— Mac McLauchlin (@Macspur1) June 6, 2018
Poch & Levy wanted to get deals done before World Cup and not leave it until deadline day? They are aware that it’s coming up to a week left? No news on contracts signed and no incomings! Typical Spurs!
— Richard Roskell (@richrosk) June 6, 2018