Huge Blow For Barcelona: Matthijs de Ligt’s Agent Mino Raiola Prefers Other Clubs

England’s Marcus Rashford in action with Netherlands' Matthijs de Ligt.

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Top clubs are interested in signing the Ajax captain, who is regarded as one of the best young central defenders in Europe.

Barcelona are considered strong favourites to sign Matthijs de Ligt, as the 19-year-old is believed to prefer a move to Camp Nou, following in the footsteps of his teammate Frenkie de Jong.

However, according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, his agent Mino Raiola would prefer the defender to join the likes of Manchester United, Juventus or Bayern Munich for financial reasons.

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Four Manchester United players – Sergio Romero, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and Paul Pogba – are clients of Mino Raiola.

Romelu Lukaku was also represented by Mino Raiola, when he joined the Red Devils from Everton in 2017.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 13 games, and are in desperate need of a new centre-back.

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