Matthijs de Ligt will join Barcelona or Bayern Munich in the summer, says Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag

Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag has admitted that there is ‘zero chance’ of Barcelona and Bayern Munich target Matthijs de Ligt staying at the club this summer.

The 19-year-old club captain has been at the centre of a transfer tussle after team-mate Frenkie de Jong agreed to join Barcelona at the end of the season.

And the Spanish giants are favourites to also land De Ligt despite interest from Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Juventus.

‘There’s zero chance Matthijs de Ligt is staying at Ajax,’ Ten Hag told Suddeutschen Zeitung.

‘There are so many clubs interested in him. He will leave us this summer, but I don’t know whether he’ll join Bayern or Barcelona.’

Barcelona see De Ligt as the long-term successor to Gerard Pique while Samuel Umtiti has lost his place to Clement Lenglet.

Former Ajax and Barcelona coach Louis van Gaal believes that the Catalans are the best option available to the 19-year-old.

‘I think he can play in any league,’ Van Gaal told Marca.

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