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De Ligt: Juventus and Ajax reach deal for Netherlands defender

De Ligt: Juventus and Ajax reach deal for Netherlands defender

Wolfgang Rattay

Reuters

According to Sky Italia, the in-demand central defender has decided to move to Turin and Ajax will pocket a fee of around of €70m for the 19-year-old.

Matthijs de Ligt has reportedly brought one of the summer’s transfer sagas to a close by agreeing a deal to join up with Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus.

The Ajax defender has been linked with most of Europe’s heavyweights since leading the Dutch club to the semi-finals of the Champions League and a domestic double last season with Barcelona seemingly the front-runners for much of the process.

Ronaldo keen on De Ligt 

However, De Ligt revealed that Ronaldo had had a quiet word in his ear after the UEFA Nations League final and asked him to consider a move to Turin. Now, Sky Italia have reported that Ajax and Juventus have agreed a deal in the region of 70 million euros for the 19-year-old to join the Serie A champions in a huge boost to Maurizio Sarri’s burgeoning project and the Old Lady’s quest to reign over Europe once more.