Jamie Carragher has heaped reward on Liverpool and Manchester United transfer target Matthijs de Ligt.
De Ligt, 19, loved a sensational season for Ajax, captaining the Dutch outfit to the Eredivisie title and KNVB Cup.
The teenage defender additionally impressed in Europe and was integral to serving to Ajax attain the Champions League semi-finals.
Liverpool, Manchester United and Barcelona are all battling to signal De Ligt this summer season and Carragher says he seems to be like a ‘top player’.
‘It’s unbelievable what De Ligt is doing at 19-years-old. The performances we noticed him give within the Champions League have been excellent,’ Carragher informed Sky Sports activities.
‘But it’s not simply his skill – there’s clearly been loads of nice younger defenders, youngsters we’ve seen over time with expertise – but in addition his management qualities.
‘I noticed him giving a speech on the finish of the season on a stage, talking like he was 29, not 19.
‘To be captain of Ajax and with them getting to where they got to this season, he’s clearly a frontrunner and prime class.’
Liverpool legend and former England defender Carragher added: ‘He’s received the bodily attributes too.
‘I played that position as a young kid and sometimes you can make mistakes by getting knocked about if someone is too strong for you or too quick for you because you’re not totally developed bodily. However that’s not an issue for De Ligt in any respect, he’s a person.
‘He looks like he’s 24 or 25. That’s an enormous benefit for him at a younger age.
‘There’s no assure with any participant however you have a look at De Ligt and, for me, it’s virtually like a assure he’s going to be a prime participant.’