Published: Sat, May 18, 2019
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De Ligt Continues To Ponder Where His Future Lies

De Ligt Continues To Ponder Where His Future Lies

Ajax had been neck-and-neck with PSV over the last weeks, but made all but sure of the title on Sunday when they beat Utrecht while defending champions PSV lost. "This subject is an emotional one. It's nice we can pay him back with the 34th title, that is something extra".

They ended three points clear of PSV Eindhoven, who won 3-1 at home to Heracles Almelo on the last day of the campaign. To reach the UEFA Champions League semi-finals and win the double - that was never a target.

On May 14th, we covered claims from Mundo Deportivo, who stated that Matthijs de Ligt is asking for sporting assurances and a salary according to his current level of performance to join Barcelona in the summer.

But the 19-year-old told Fox Sports after the match that he did not want to talk about his future.

Ajax only missed out on a place in the Champions League final thanks to a stunning last-minute goal from Tottenham's Lucas Moura and Ten Hag may now have a reluctant, if lucrative, rebuilding job on his hands. But in Europe? I can not say right now.

Dusan Tadic then scored twice - goals in an 11th consecutive league game. With Gerard Piqué, Samuel Umtiti and Clément Lenglet already giving the Spanish side plenty of options in the centre of defence, de Ligt may see a future at Anfield, beside fellow countryman Virgil Van Dijk, as a more assured future.

With Frenkie de Jong's signing already done and dusted, the La Liga winners were expected to close in inevitably and immediately on de Ligt's, but matters with the Dutchman have become complicated, as per Sport English. With the super-agent suspended from being involved in football-related activities for three months, it still remains to be seen who handles his clients during that period.

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