A host of Europe’s top clubs are interested, but national team coach Ronald Koeman knows how Matthjis de Ligt should decide this fate.
According to the Mirror, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus all want the player.
However, the 19-year-old’s national team coach reckons he can help.
Ronald Koeman spoke to the press before Holland’s Nations League semi-final clash with England on Thursday night.
‘I spoke to Matthijs one week ago about his future, and that’s secret,’ said Koeman, who played for both Ajax and Barcelona.
‘What I told all the young players who may be thinking about making a step is that the most important thing is to keep playing.
‘Keep getting minutes to develop your football, that’s the most important thing, and the way the club is playing is also a really important reason to make your choice.
‘He and his family, his agents and the people around him will make the best decision for him.’
De Ligt is trying to keep a level head amid speculation, and in an interview with RTL4 has suggested he still has to weigh up his options.
‘There are several options, and I really want to pick the best one,’ he said.
‘Logically, one option is better than another.’
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