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He is only 19 and now captaining Ajax

Matthijs de Ligt is aware absolutely everyone exterior of Ajax is talking about his long term and Zakaria Labyad Jersey which European superpower will secure his much-coveted signature.

“Am I aggravated by the rumours? No. Bored? A minor bit,” De Ligt tells ESPN. “But it won’t subject to me if there is certainly an posting about where by I need to go or what I should really do. It doesn’t make a difference, at all.”

He is only 19 and already captaining Ajax. He was named European Golden Boy in December, and as he talks on a pitch at their instruction ground, he is psyched about the potential. But although he is content, the rest of Europe talks about him. That morning’s Mundo Deportivo experienced pictures of Frenkie de Jong and De Ligt with the headline “De Jong Sube… Y De Ligt Baja” — the Spanish newspaper speculated Barcelona were being in pole place for De Jong but experienced fallen behind Juventus in the race for him. Just about every working day, there is certainly a new club: Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli, Bayern Munich, Manchester Town, Arsenal and Manchester United have all been described in the previous 7 days. (Then, on Wednesday, Barcelona declared that they’d signed De Jong as of July one.)

Golf equipment coveting Ajax’s talent is almost nothing new. It dates back to Johan Cruyff, who ultimately moved to Barcelona in 1973. Then there was the chase for Marco van Basten, Zakaria Labyad Jersey Patrick Kluivert, Edwin van der Sar, Wesley Sneijder, Christian Eriksen and so on. Not only is their academy spectacular so as well is their eye for signing low-profile overseas talent like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Luis Suarez and creating them into superstars. Now it is De Ligt’s switch.

Conversing to De Ligt, it can be uncomplicated to forget he is a teen, as age matters small at Ajax. If a participant is excellent sufficient, he will be provided a prospect with the first staff. It is a put anchored on development. They have this mantra of the upcoming challenge getting a person pitch absent at their academy and education ground, referred to as De Toekomst.