Arsenal legend announces Manchester United ‘have a good chance’ of hijacking £70m De Ligt Barcelona deal
Ray Parlour believes Manchester United are in with a chance of prising Barcelona target Matthijs de Ligt away from Ajax.
United once again failed to win any silverware under Solskjaer and also failed to get back inside the top four spots and Champions League football, meaning United will once again be back playing Europa League football.
And one name that has been massively linked with a move to Old Trafford this transfer window, is that of De Ligt, the Dutchman that has been linked with the likes of Barcelona, Chelsea and United over the past few months.
The Ajax sensation is one of the most highly-rated centre-backs in world football and has been strongly linked with a summer move to Old Trafford.
And despite all the talk that he is signing for Barcelona, former Arsenal star Parlour has claimed that United have a very good chance of getting a deal done for the Dutchman.
“He might want to play for Manchester United and play in the English league,” Parlour said on the Daily Express.
“You’ve got to sell the club to him and give him a massive contract, that’s why he’d go there. Pay him more than he would get at Barcelona.
“They’re the sort of players you need. Manchester United over the years have always had top quality centre-halves always, every single era.”
De Ligt is a brilliantly gifted player that does have the potential to develop into one of the best defenders in the game, so acquiring his services this summer would be a great bit of business by the club.
So if there is a chance to sign De Ligt, then United should get this one wrapped up as the next time he comes onto the transfer market he could be worth twice as much money as he is now.