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Stam: Barcelona target De Ligt wouldn't get a game with Liverpool

Manchester United hero Jaap Stam says Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt should choose a move to Barcelona over Liverpool.

Both giants are eager to sign the defender.

But Stam says: "The important thing is that De Ligt must find a team to take him to be a starter. Barcelona has shown they need reinforcements in defence after the defeat against Liverpool.

"We also need to understand how they think they will get stronger, I think De Ligt can be a great shot for them. It would be interesting to see him compete in a more difficult championship week after week. There is also talk of Liverpool, where he would find (Virgil) Van Dijk as a star as well as his national team-mate, but he would have to deal with two quality players like (Dejan) Lovren and (Joel) Matip, I don't know if he would be one of the starters right away.

"The qualities to become important right away are there, but in championships like that it's a lot more difficult."

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