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It Appears The Matthijs De Ligt Transfer Saga Is Over In Bargain £62 Million Deal

It Appears The Matthijs De Ligt Transfer Saga Is Over In Bargain £62 Million Deal

It has been a long time coming but after months of speculations, it looks like the Matthijs de Ligt transfer saga is finally over.

The Ajax defender has been linked with a number of clubs in recent months, including Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, but it appears Juventus have won the race to sign the 19-year-old.

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According to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, de Ligt is close to joining the Italian champions for €70m.

It is believed that a contract worth €20m per year is on the table, which would make him the second highest paid player in Serie A behind Cristiano Ronaldo.

It also must be noted that his agent, Mino Raiola, has strong connections with Juventus, and has played a big part in previous deals involving the Turin-based club.

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On the subject of Ronaldo, he might have been the ultimate opportunist after trying to convince de Ligt to move to Juventus over Barcelona earlier this month.

The Portuguese superstar decided to have a cheeky word with De Ligt after Portugal's 1-0 win over the Netherlands in the Nations League final.

When the 19-year-old Dutch centre-back was asked if he would be Ronaldo's teammate at the Old Lady, he told NOS Sport via GOAL:

"That could be true, yes." he said.

"I didn't understand him at first. I was a little shocked, so I laughed, but I didn't say anything.

"Shortly after the game, you are not at all concerned with it, you are disappointed you have lost and that is the only thing you are thinking about."

Do you think Juventus is the right club for Matthijs de Ligt?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Barcelona, PSG, Transfers, Ajax, Juventus

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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