De Graafschap 1-4 Ajax: Ajax win to secure double

Ross Houston
May 18, 2019

Ajax are officially Eredivisie champions after sealing the title on the final day of the season with a 4-1 win over De Graafschap.

"A lot of guys have played several games with him".

Apart from the double win, De Ligt and Ajax also reached the Champions League semifinals.

PSV will start one round earlier, needing to beat three opponents, just as Ajax did past year to get into this season's Champions League.

Liverpool's and Manchester United's hopes of signing young Netherlands International and Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt have been given a blow as reports suggest a move to FC Barcelona is nearly done.

"I don't know if I will go with Frenkie de Jong [to Barcelona]".

"It's important that he'll get playing time", Stam, who is coach at PEC Zwolle and set to take over Feyenoord from next season, told DAZN. I still have to analyse things and see everything.

Dusan Tadic then scored twice - goals in an 11th consecutive league game.

"We'll see what happens, I can not say anything, we'll see at the end of summer".

De Ligt spoke about his future with reporters shortly after he captained Ajax to their first league title in five years.

His agent Mino Raiola has reportedly met FC Barcelona representatives to close in on a deal before other clubs make a push. With Gerard Piqué, Samuel Umtiti and Clément Lenglet already giving the Spanish side plenty of options in the centre of defence, de Ligt may see a future at Anfield, beside fellow countryman Virgil Van Dijk, as a more assured future.

While the make-up of the Ajax team may not be the same next season, the footballing world has not seen the last of these stars.

The Catalans are committed to paying £85m for De Ligt's Ajax midfield team-mate Frenkie De Jong, who agreed to a move in January and snubbed the Etihad in the process.

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