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Matthijs De Ligt denies Cristiano Ronaldo influenced €75m move to Juventus

Matthijs De Ligt denies Cristiano Ronaldo influenced €75m move to Juventus

Seria A
Former Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt insists his €75 million move to Seria A side Juventus was driven by personal ambition, with Cristiano Ronaldo having no influence on his decision to sign for the Italian giants. After seeing his future at Ajax become the subject of much speculation over recent months, the Netherlands defender has finally brought a long-running transfer saga to a close. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Barcelona and Manchester United were among those said to be interested in signing the central defender, but they were ultimately left empty-handed as he ended up signing for Juve. It had been suggested that the chat he had with Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo after the UEFA Nations League final in June helped to sway De Ligt’s th...
Mino Raiola reveals why Matthijs de Ligt snubbed Man United for Juventus move

Mino Raiola reveals why Matthijs de Ligt snubbed Man United for Juventus move

Seria A, Transfer Info
Super-agent Mino Raiola says it was "important" for his client Matthijs de Ligt to play in Seria A, as the Dutch central defender closes in on his switch to Juventus. The future of De Ligt has been one of the transfer stories of this summer window as Manchester United, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain were all linked with his signature. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); All three clubs appeared to be leading the race for the 19-year-old defender but in the end Matthijs De Ligt decided to move to Juventus in a deal expected to be worth around £67.5million. And Raiola says that the challenge for a centre-back of playing in Italy was one of the reasons behind the move to Seria A. “It’s not a question of who wanted him most, but Juve are the best team fo...
Juventus finally agree deal with Ajax for Matthijs De Ligt

Juventus finally agree deal with Ajax for Matthijs De Ligt

Seria A, Transfer Info
Matthijs de Ligt will now sign for Juventus after the Serie A champions agreed an €82 million (£71.6m) deal with Ajax, according to reports. The 19-year-old defendet has attracted interest from several big clubs in Europe including Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Barcelona were in the frontline to sign De Ligt but their refusal to increase their bid after further talks with his agent Mino Raiola paved way for Juventus to gain the upper hand. And according to widespread reports in Italy, De Ligt will join Juventus after the Seria A giants finally reached an agreement with his team Ajax. Dutch journalist Mike Verweij claimed the defender left the first-team squad in Austria, with Juventus reportedly...
Juventus win race to sign Man United target Matthijs de Ligt for £62m

Juventus win race to sign Man United target Matthijs de Ligt for £62m

Seria A, Transfer Info
Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt is ready to end the summer’s longest running transfer saga to date having now made a decision to sign for Juventus. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Ajax captain has been courted by Europe’s leading clubs with Real Madrid, PSG, Barcelona and Manchester United all having registered an interest in the 19-year-old centre-back. De Telegraaf and Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio both claim that the Serie A giants Juve have won the race to sign the Netherlands international. Juventus are willing to pay €70m to sign De Ligt and have offered the player a five-year deal worth €15-20m per campaign which would make him Serie A’s second highest earner, behind Cristiano Ronaldo who earns €30m-a-year. (ad...
Ronaldo asked me to sign for Juventus, reveals De Ligt

Ronaldo asked me to sign for Juventus, reveals De Ligt

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Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo told him to sign for Juventus following the Netherlands’ 1-0 loss to Portugal in the Nations League final. The 19-year-old, who captained Ajax to their first domestic double in 17 years, is one of the most sought-after players in Europe, with Manchester United, Liverpool and Barcelona also interested in his signature this summer window. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Juventus have also been linked with Matthijs De Ligt and his chat with Ronaldo after Portugal’s victory on Sunday night immediately got tongues wagging. The pair shared a brief joke before Cristiano Ronaldo gave De Ligt a playful pat on the head and the youngster has revealed what was said during their conversation. Asked ...
Klopp tells Liverpool he wants United target De Ligt to partner Van Dijk

Klopp tells Liverpool he wants United target De Ligt to partner Van Dijk

Premier League, Transfer Info
Jurgen Klopp has reportedly told Liverpool to sign Matthijs de Ligt as a defensive partner for Netherlands star Virgil van Dijk. Liverpool are currently enjoying the triumph of their Champions League glory on Saturday, but Klopp’s mind appears to have already turned to his transfer plans as he looks to challenge for the Premier League title once again next season. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Reds were not planning any major signings, but Sport Bild claim Jorgen Klopp has made a request to the Liverpool board to make a big addition. De Ligt is rated highly and wanted by almost every top club after a superb campaign with Ajax. The 19-year-old has offers from Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern Munich, with United reportedly offering the b...
De Ligt provides transfer update after Man United make huge offer

De Ligt provides transfer update after Man United make huge offer

Transfer Info
Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt conceded he still does not know what the future holds for him as reports of a bidding war between Barca and Manchester United for his signature continue. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The 19-year-old was the cornerstone of Ajax's defence in their amazing run to the Champions League semi final, where they eventually lost out to Tottenham.  His defensive abilities and assured manner on the ball have made him one of the world's most talented youngsters, attracting interest from two big European clubs.  (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Barca appeared to have the upper hand on his transfer after landing team-mate Frenkie de Jong, but United have hit back this week with a...
Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt drops Man United hint on Instagram

Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt drops Man United hint on Instagram

Premier League, Transfer Info
Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt has fueled speculation over a transfer to Manchester United by ‘liking’ a post on Instagram from United legend Rio Ferdinand. The Dutchman is set to leave Ajax this summer window after CEO Edwin van Der Sar conceded the defender had likely played his last match for the club and would move to ‘England or Spain. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Barcelona, having signed team-mate Frenkie de Jong in the January window, had been expected to sign de Ligt. However, de Ligt’s value has rocketed in the second half of the campaign and United have reportedly bettered Barcelona’s offer for the Dutchman. While Manchester United in their current state clearly lack the appeal of Lionel Messi’s Barcelona, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is interested in making de L...
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