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‘Get Him Now’ ‘Not Worth More Than £30m’ – Fans On Twitter React To Reports That City Lead The Race For Dutch Teenager

Manchester City are leading the race for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt, according to reports in the Netherlands.

Juventus, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are all said to be keen on the 19-year-old, but it appears the Citizens have the edge currently.

The Manchester club were also interested in de Ligt’s teammate Frenkie de Jong but reports suggest he could join either PSG or Barca.

Fans on Twitter are split on whether a move for de Ligt is a good idea:

With Nicolas Otamendi expressing his desire for more first-team football, De Ligt could be lined up as a potential replacement for the Argentinian international.

The Dutch centre-back has tremendous promise, and he could also prove to be Vincent Kompany’s long term successor.

The City captain is now 32 and there’s no doubt the Belgian could be an ideal mentor for de Ligt if the teenager moves to the Etihad Stadium in the coming months.