De Ligt is told if he moves to EPL team, Barcelona will buy him later

Matthjis de Ligt has been told that Barcelona will sign him eventually for whatever the cost, even if he elects to join Manchester United this summer.

The Ajax captain is one of the most sought after players this summer with a host of clubs across Europe battling to secure his signature.

Barcelona remains an attractive option for him but according to Sport, those close to the player feel United represents a chance for him to play regularly.

Ajax have already sold talented midfielder Frenkie de Jong to Barcelona for £65million and he is keen to link back up with De Ligt in Spain come next season, a feeling shared by the defender.