Matthijs de Ligt, the former Ajax captain, may be on his way to Manchester United, leaving Arsenal in a tough spot, reports suggest.
De Ligt who led Ajax to a domestic double in 2018-19, is being pursued by Manchester United boss, Erik ten Hag, who aims to reunite with the Dutch defender at Old Trafford.
While Arsenal showed interest in the Bayern Munich centre-half, reports indicate that Manchester United is in the lead to secure his signature, leaving Arsenal disappointed.
Despite rumours, Arsenal has not made any formal contact with De Ligt or Bayern Munich yet.
De Ligt has found limited playing time at Bayern Munich this season, often sitting on the bench as Kim Min-Jae and Dayot Upamecano take the central defense positions.
With just 8 starts in the Bundesliga this season and being unused in recent games, De Ligt is keen to leave Bayern Munich.
Manchester United, in need of defensive reinforcement, is reportedly ready to sign him, with other options like Todibo and Branthwaite also on their radar.
Moreover, De Ligt who has won league titles in three countries, possesses the quality and experience to bolster Manchester United’s defense.
Do you think Matthijs de Ligt could effectively replace veteran Raphael Varane at Manchester United?