Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman has heaped praise on Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt.

Speaking to Catalunya Radio, Koeman was obviously asked about reported Barcelona targets Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong.

Koeman said on De Ligt, “De Ligt is nineteen years old and younger than De Jong, he plays in an important place and is already captain. He is a player of the Ajax school, which is similar to that of FC Barcelona, ​​which means he has a lot of football and tactical qualities.

“I think he will be the best central defender in the world within a few years.”

Koeman is also impressed with De Jong but added, “His attacking game could be better, especially his final pass and shots outside the sixteen.”

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