24-year-old star only wants Manchester United – keen on completing transfer immediately

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag inside the stadium before the match.

Matthijs de Ligt’s move to England should fall into place as soon as Manchester United make their “final top offer” REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Matthijs de Ligt is hoping his transfer to Manchester United gets sorted out with ‘immediate effect’, according to reports.

Despite the magnitude of this potential switch, Matthijs de Ligt’s move to Old Trafford has become a boring old transfer saga already.

The lack of excitement likely stems from the fact that this is a transfer that all parties want done, making it only a matter of when and not if.

Now, recent reports from Germany have delivered a new update on the situation, although it talks more about the player’s impatience at getting this switch sealed than anything else.

De Ligt hoping to finalise Manchester United switch sooner rather than later – report

Matthijs De Ligt is said to be eager to finalise this transfer now that his national team’s involvement in EURO 2024 is over. The Dutchmen crashed out of the continental competition on Wednesday, after a late winner from England’s Ollie Watkins handed them a 2-1 defeat.

Now that the 24-year-old is free from his international duty, he has two options: He can either complete his transfer to Manchester United before heading out on his vacations, or do so once he returns from the holiday.

As per Sky Deutschland journalist Florian Plettenberg, the centre-back prefers the former — he would like to become a Manchester United player with “immediate effect”, presumably before he goes off to recharge for the new season.

All that’s left now is for the two clubs, who are actively in contact, to seal their agreement. Their valuations of the player aren’t far — the Bavarians would reportedly like around €50m plus bonuses for the ex-Ajax captain, whereas the Red Devils would prefer playing closer to €50m straight, perhaps with that figure even including bonuses.

The entire deal should reportedly fall into place as soon as the Mancunian outfit makes its “final top offer”, allowing both clubs to pursue other transfers and the defender to head out on his holiday in peace.