Why Matthijs De Ligt Snubbed Man Utd For Juventus

De Ligt set for medical exam with Juventus

The 19-year-old Dutch defender De Ligt captained Ajax for 117 games, scoring 13 goals.

Mino Raiola, the agent of Matthijs de Ligt, has hit out at those in the media who reported his client would be signing for Barcelona as he closes in on a move to Juventus.

Victor of the prestigious Golden Boy award in 2018, De Ligt had an impressive season last campaign, captaining Ajax in their memorable Champions League run.

Croatian World Cup star Lovren plays his club football for reigning European champions, Liverpool.

Although they came unstuck in a dramatic collapse against Tottenham, de Ligt starred throughout Ajax's unlikely run, netting the victor in the last-eight victory over Juventus.

Matthijs de Ligt is officially a Juventus player.

Ajax enjoyed a remarkable year last season but they may struggle to replicate it after losing their two best players.

Just days after Manchester United spent big to secure the services of Harry Maguire for €90 million, Juventus are set to splash a mouthwatering €75 million for the young Dutch centre-back. "For a defender, Italy is always an ideal place".

"That could be true, yes", he answered at the time, as quoted by AS, when asked if Ronaldo had told him to join him at Juventus.

De Ligt passed his medical yesterday and will join up with Cristiano Ronaldo, Aaron Ramsey and co. imminently.

De Ligt in March 2018 became Ajax's youngest ever captain.

He has signed a five-year contract until June of 2024 and will earn a salary of around 12 million euros, although it's understood this could well rise should performance related bonuses be activated.

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