Matthijs De Ligt believes he will be sold for less than the £65million paid by Barcelona for Ajax team-mate Frenkie De Jong.

The Catalan giants have already tied up a deal for midfielder De Jong while defender De Ligt is also expected to depart in the summer after helping the Dutch giants to the Champions League semi-final.

The centre-back has been linked to Liverpool in recent months after declaring himself open to the possibility of a move to Merseyside to play alongside Holland team-mate and Reds colossus Virgil van Dijk.

"Will I be more expensive than Frenkie? I don’t think so, no,” De Ligt, 19, said during a Q&A interview.

"Normally teams spend more money on midfield players than defenders.

"I really don’t know.

“It’s up to Ajax - it’s not something that I decide. We shall see.”

Barcelona are reportedly in the market to sign De Ligt while Bayern Munich are also believed to be thinking of making a bid.

De Ligt added: “I haven’t made a decision [on my future] yet, so I don’t know.

“I am only focused on the last games of the season for now.

“We still have a lot to play for so let’s finish this season in a good way.”

Source: Liverpool Echo

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