Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars has admitted he does not know the future of club captain Matthijs de Ligt, a reported Barcelona target.
The 19-year-old has been the captain of the Amsterdam-based club for over a year and has starred for club and country.
Widely regarded as one of the best upcoming talents in world football, the central defender is set to command a €75m fee from Ajax.
“I love Barcelona but I do not know what he (de Ligt) will do,” Overmars told TV3, as cited by Diario Sport.
“He is incredible in what he brings us, to be our central defender and captain at his age, he has a huge future.
“Our game against Real Madrid? It is a massive task but we feel that we are ready and we can get a result, we know they (Madrid) will be hungry after their defeats.”
The situation appears unclear for Barca who in January signed Jean-Clair Todibo from Toulouse while Jeison Murillo joined on loan from Valencia.
There is said to be optimism that the €86m deal to take his Ajax teammate Frenkie de Jong to the Camp Nou this summer may influence his close friend and current teammate.