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Atletico eye Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt to replace Diego Godin


Atletico eyes Matthijs de Ligt

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.

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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.


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