Atletico Madrid eye Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt as replacement for Diego Godin.
Ajax’s stunning 4-1 demolition of Real Madrid has given Atletico an eye on the star for a summer move.
Matthijs de Lig has been heralded as one of the most exciting young players in European football.
And Atletico boss Diego Simeone, according to a report in Marca, is determined to land Matthijs de Lig r as a replacement for Diego Godin, who looks set to depart.
While Atletico centre-back Lucas Hernandez is preparing for an exit to Bayern Munich, 33-year-old Godin’s departure would leave Atletico short on options at centre back.
Ajax starlet Frenkie de Jong is already on the club’s £65m bill as interests intensifies for the 19-year old Matthijs de Ligt.
But De Jong’s switch to the Nou Camp could means a set back if all of their brightest stars departs this summer as they just booked a spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
It would be a set of threat as clubs are well aware de Ligt could be the bedrock of their defence for the next decade.