Spanish soccer giants Barcelona are keen on signing another rising star from ajax, as per reports. The Catalan side recently snapped up one of the highest rated youngsters Frankie De Jong from the Dutch side. Now they want the skipper Matthijs de Ligt to join this summer.

The 19-year old, though young has built up considerable experience playing for club and country. He has been leading the youthful setup in the Eredivisie for over a year. De Ligt, who plays in central defence, would cost the Barcelona star €75m and they are willing to cough it out to secure the brilliant prospect.

The player himself is keen on joining the team considering the sporting project at Camp Nou. There are higher personal offers from interested sides such as Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Premier League teams.The club spent €86mto land De Jong, and they are confident that it would influence De Ligt to join.

Coach Ernesto Valverde is aware of the competition Real and Atletico Madrid would bring next season as they have started reworking their strategies. Zinedine Zidane returned to the club on Monday as permanent replacement following the severed ties with Santiago Solari.

Valverde said he looked forward to facing Zidane in El Clasico rivalries. He is well aware of the opportunities Barcelona have to land another European title especially with Real and PSG already out. Manchester City, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Liverpool and others are still enough threats to Barca getting another triple.

Barca are expected to see off their Lyon rivals in the second leg of the Round 16 on March 13, 2019. They are in pole position to lift the league, and see off Valencia in the Copa del Rey final.