Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman believes 19-year-old Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs de Ligt has only scratched the surface of his potential, but deserves a move to a big club.
De Ligt was one of the standout performers for Ajax during their run to the Champions League semifinals this season and has been linked with several of Europe’s leading clubs.
“To become a star, you need to win big titles. Matthijs had a great season in the Champions League and he will choose whatever is best for his future,” said Koeman, whose team take on England in the Nations League semifinals on Thursday.
“His big quality is he’s only 19. It looks like sometimes that he has the experience of a player of 25,” added Koeman, whose former club Barcelona is among those most strongly linked with the centre back in media reports.( Read More ) [via @SuperSportTV]