Arsenal suffers as Man Utd prepares to recruit a talent who will cost £260,000 a week.
According to the report from thefaithfulmufc, in the then Erik ten Hag’s Ajax side, Matthijs de Ligt was the captain that won the domestic double in the 2018-19 campaign. And now, reports have it that the Manchester United manager wants to reunite with the Dutch international at Old Trafford and reports indicate the Red Devils are leading the race.
As per an exclusive story covered by FT, Arsenal are looking to lure the Bayern Munich center half but the blow for the Gunners is that Man Utd are in pole position to secure his signature.
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The north Londoners have not made any contact with the £260,000 a week star or the German champions as yet. In the current campaign, De Ligt has mainly been a bench warmer for the Bavarians, who have preferred Kim Min-Jae and Dayot Upamecano in the central defense.
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This term, so far, he has only started 8 games in the Bundesliga and at the weekend, he was an unused substitute in the 3-0 defeat against Bayer Leverkusen. In such a scenario, the 24-year-old star wants to leave the Allianz and the news source have mentioned that Man Utd, who desperately want to lure a CB in the summer, are ready to sign him.
Todibo and Branthwaite are on the radar of United as well but the first choice is De Ligt and they are favorites to get him. The Netherlands international has won league titles in three countries and has the quality and the experience to reinforce the backline at Old Trafford.