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Tottenham want Matthijs de Ligt, Ajax star wants summer exit



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Tottenham target Matthijs de Ligt wants to leave Ajax at the end of this season.

As per the reports (translated by talkSPORT), de Ligt is a target for Manchester City as well.

The highly-rated Ajax star is one of the best young defenders around and he could be the ideal long-term replacement for Toby Alderweireld. The Belgian has not signed a new deal with Spurs and he could leave in summer.

Meanwhile, de Ligt could replace Vincent Kompany at City as well.

The 18-year-old is ready to make the step up and Spurs are preparing a £45 million offer for him.

Apparently, the player is frustrated with the lack of trophies at Ajax and he wants to join a bigger club. In that case, Manchester City will be an attractive proposition for him.

It will be interesting to see what happens in the summer. The defender has a contract until 2021 and Ajax are under no pressure to sell right now.

It seems that his suitors will have to pay over the odds to land him this summer.