Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt has revealed that there is a player at Tottenham Hotspur whom he has always looked up to.
The 19-year-old was part of the Ajax side who faced Spurs in the semifinals of the Champions League last season.
Of course, it was a brilliant hat-trick from Lucas Moura which separated the two sides as a dramatic late goal broke the hearts of the young Dutch side.
De Ligt, who featured in that tie, is already being tracked by a host of top teams after his displays over the course of last term, and one of his suitors is likely to be Spurs.
Perhaps to the delight of Tottenham fans, the youngster has revealed that Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen is one of his football idols and the Belgium star is ‘still’ a player he admires.
“The defender I looked up to the most was Jan Vertonghen.” De Ligt told Life After Football
“At Ajax, he was number four and captain. I was a big fan of Jan Vertonghen. I still am. I think he was my biggest role model.”
It would be the dream of every supporter of the club to see De Ligt move to north London and form a strong defensive partnership with his idol Jan Vertonghen.