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Family of Matthijs de Ligt and Ajax club executives believes his future lies at Barcelona - report

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The defender has been a subject of intense speculation

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Matthijs de Ligt has been heavily linked with a move to FC Barcelona, a rumor now believed even by his own family and by his current team, according to Catalunya Ràdio.

It seems that the Ajax defender has become a priority for the blaugrana, becoming in recent weeks the subject of multiple reports suggesting both that the club wants him and that he wants to play at the Camp Nou.

Now we are hearing it taken one step further, as Catalunya Ràdio reports that both the club and the player’s inner circle consider it inevitable that De Ligt will join his current teammate Frenkie de Jong at Barcelona next season.

What’s more, it is said that Barcelona will find the approximately 70 million euro the signing will cost one way or another.