'Catalunya Radio': agreement between Barca and Ajax for De Ligt

Frenkie de Jong Matthijs de Ligt Cristiano Ronaldo

Frenkie de Jong Matthijs de Ligt Cristiano Ronaldo

And that has made the 19-year-old hot property with the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona linked with a move for the centre-back.

Van de Beek, 22, was part of the Ajax team that eventually lost to Tottenham Hotspur on away goals in the semi-final to end their magnificent European run.

Matthijs De Ligt has been in superb form for Ajax Amsterdam since he broke into the first team.

Asked about the extra competition for places at the Nou Camp, De Ligt told Mundo Deportivo: "Barcelona have great defenders and it is logical and normal that there is competition, but it is not something that frightens me".

"Now in my vacations I will be able to think about it and decide what I am going to do with my future".

He added: "Because maybe it's not the time yet, it's something I have to think about and decide during my vacations, nothing more".

It seems he could be heading to England as Dutch journalist Van de Kraan says he's spoken with the players agent and claims van de Beek wants to play in the Premier League and join Man Utd or Tottenham.

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A CAS statement read: "The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered an urgent appeal filed by the football intermediary, Carmine "Mino" Raiola, against the decision taken by the FIFA Appeal Committee on May 28, 2019 (the challenged decision) which confirmed a previous decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee". Accordingly, the worldwide extension of the suspension of Mino Raiola is stayed pending the outcome of the CAS proceedings.

De Ligt has admitted the most important thing for him is to be playing regularly.