Erik ten Hag's beaten Champions League semi-finalists virtually secured the title at the weekend, when victory by the same scoreline at home to Utrecht moved them three points clear of PSV with an advantage of 14 on goal difference. "This subject is an emotional one".
Those results made a first double in 17 year - Ajax won the Dutch Cup on May 5 - a near-certainty, and in the end made PSV's 3-1 win over Heracles irrelevant. The Netherlands global and his representatives feel that he deserves more than what the club is willing to pay him, especially after his most recent performances in the UEFA Champions League.
"I don't know if I will go with Frenkie de Jong".
"This is not the time to talk about my future", he told Fox Sports. But in Europe? I can not say right now.
For de Ligt, a move to FC Barcelona has always been speculated.
After knocking out Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16, coach Franck De Boer admitted that forwards Hakim Ziyech and David Neres would also all be targeted by Europe's biggest clubs come the end of the season.
Mina Raiola, the player's agent, believes De Ligt's value has increased over the last few weeks and is looking for a better contract, but Barca want to seal the deal with the same parameters they set for the Frenkie De Jong deal.
Ajax ended with 86 points and 119 goals scored in 34 games. 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.