Matthijs de Ligt is considered to be one of the biggest defensive talents in the world. Captaining Ajax at the age of 18, the young centre-back has already made the shortlists of the world’s biggest clubs. Will he be the strongest defender in Football Manager 2019?
We are guessing Matthijs de Ligt will be this year’s most bought player in Football Manager. The young centre-back is extremely talented and will cost you less than 30M. We managed to reach an agreement with Ajax for a 28M fee, including a percentage of profit from next sale (what you won’t be doing). This is a true steal for a player with this kind of potential.
De Ligt natural position is centre-back, but the young defender can also play as a right defender or a defensive midfielder. However, you should only position him on these positions if you have a big injury crisis. De Ligt will be on his best playing as a centre-back.
He is best suited for a ball-playing defender role. He has a good set of attributes available to play as one and you should really use him in this role. Obviously he could play as a central defender or a no-nonsense defender, but it would be a shame not to build-up the play from the back if you have this lad in your team.
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1. Matthijs de Ligt – 2018
He starts at Ajax and is considered as a leading player. He is also the vice-captain of the team.
2. Matthijs de Ligt – 2022
De Ligt moved to Chelsea in the first transfer window before completing a 75M move to Paris SG in the summer of 23. Despite being one of the leaders in the team, De Ligt decided to leave the club after 3 seasons.
3. Matthijs de Ligt – 2028
Aged 26, De Ligt signed for Manchester United as he completed his return to the Premier League. He has developed into an elite centre-back and is – without a doubt – the best defender in the world.
4. Full career for Matthijs de Ligt
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