Ajax forced to cut a slit into Matthijs De Ligt’s shorts because his legs are too big

Matthijs De Ligt might have played his final game for Ajax ahead De Graafschap (Picture: Getty)

Ajax captain Matthijs De Ligt is one of the most sought after players in world football right now, but the teenager encountered a slight problem during his team’s Eredivisie clash against De Graafschap…

Erik Ten Hag’s side required only a point from their final league match to seal the Eredivisie title but they secured all three with goals from Lasse Schone, Nicolas Tagliafico and Dusan Tadic (2) handing them a 4-1 win.

As many clubs do at this stage of the season, Ajax took the opportunity to showcase one of their new kits for the 2019-20 season – an eye-catching green and orange number that will replace this term’s black and gold effort as their away strip.

The new kit certainly seemed to do the trick judging by the scoreline, but one player who perhaps wasn’t too impressed with it was De Ligt, as his legs couldn’t fit into the shorts properly.

Ajax’s kit man was forced into taking drastic action by cutting slits into the side of the shorts in order to give De Ligt a little more comfort and breathing room. Adidas might not be too happy at seeing a new kit vandalised on its first outing…

It could well be the final time that De Ligt pulls on an Ajax kit as a player as he has been strongly tipped to depart the Johan Cruyff Arena this summer with Barcelona, Liverpool and Manchester United all linked with moves for him.

The 19-year-old was one of the standout performers of Ajax’s improbable run to the Champions League semi-finals with his leadership and defensive qualities defying his age and he is expected to fetch Ajax around £75m if he is sold.

Should De Ligt indeed depart his boyhood club this summer, he’ll no doubt be hoping that his new employers can provide him with bigger shorts…


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