Thursday, July 18, 2019

BREAKING: De Ligt chooses Juventus

After a long and wearying transfer saga, Matthijs de Ligt will be moving from Ajax to Juventus this summer, according to Sky in Italy.

The story surrounding the future of the 19-year-old captain of the Dutch champions has arguably been the one that took the most twist and turns during its course. Since Barcelona confirmed the signing of midfielder Frenkie de Jong from Ajax and made their interest in de Ligt known as well, it looked like the centre-back was set to follow in his footsteps towards Catalonia.

However, other suitors began appearing in time, with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid all featuring in the media reports at different stages of the story.

However, it seems Juventus showed the most desire to add de Ligt to their ranks and they managed to convince him that his development would be best served in Turin.

The fee that the Serie A champions will have to fork out still remains to be ironed out, as well as the personal terms with the player himself, but the report clearly states that de Ligt has made his decision.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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