Manchester City Submit £52million For Barcelona, Bayern Munich And Tottenham’s Target

Manchester City have reportedly submitted a £52million offer for Barcelona, Tottenham and Bayern Munich target Matthijs de Ligt, according to Sport.

The 19-year-old Ajax star has attracted the interest of several top clubs from around Europe after a string of impressive performances for club and country.

Ajax Defender, De Ligt

Barcelona are admirers of the centre-back, who they have earmarked as a long-term replacement for Gerard Pique.

Ajax are bracing themselves for another battle to keep hold of their young stars with fellow midfielder Frenkie de Jong also being linked with a big-money move.

And with speculation continuing to grow, Manchester City have made the first move in the race to sign De Ligt by submitting a £52m offer.

This latest news is likely to spark Barcelona into action ahead of the January transfer window, while Spurs and Bayern Munich also continue to closely monitor his development.

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