De Ligt to Juventus a done deal

Carrie Guzman
July 14, 2019

Thus, with this update, it is also being claimed that De Ligt will not join the Ajax squad for the pre-season tour in Austria, and will head to Juventus for his medical, and will soon join his new teammates for the pre-season tour.

Maurizio Sarri's side will pay 75-million Euro for de Ligt with Ajax hoping to receive most of that fee up-front, while Juve are keen for a deal with installments.

Matthijs de Ligt's move to Juventus is on the brink of completion as I Bianconeri and Ajax are said to be in the final stages of negotiation.

De Ligt's future has been the subject of much speculation over the summer, with a number of Europe's top clubs having been interested in signing him at one stage or another.

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While de Ligt has chosen Juventus - turning down interest from Barcelona, Manchester United and others - his current and prospective clubs are still to reach an agreement.

The 19-year-old defender further gained the attention of Juventus, after his goal through header and disciplined defending impressed the officials at the Italian club.

De Ligt, who turns 20 next month, is expected to join Serie A champions Juve after wowing with superb displays during Ajax's thrilling charge to the Champions League semi-finals last season.

It would also be Ajax's second big sale after Frenkie de Jong left for Barcelona in a 75 million euro deal.

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