Juventus are close to completing the signing of Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax , with a bumper five-year deal awaiting the teenage prodigy in Turin .
After months (and months) of speculation regarding De Ligt‘s next career move, a move to La Vecchia Signora now looks to be imminent – quashing Barcelona , Paris Saint-German and Manchester United ‘s hopes of landing the Dutch star.
The Latest, and Perhaps definitive, update on De Ligt‘s future comes from Goal , who report that a €70m deal is on the verge of being signed, sealed and delivered.
The 19-year-old will sign a long-term deal with I Bianconeri, where he will earn around €12m Per season, after Tax.
It’s alleged that Super Agent Mino Raiola , famed for being a tough and tricky negotiator, has agreed a release clause of €150m with Juve – which some may consider to be rather low, given the figures we see banded about in contracts served up by Barcelona and
The World Record Fee for a Defender currently Stands at €84.5m (£75m), a record held by De Ligt‘s international teammate Virgil van Dijk when he moved to Liverpool from Southampton in January 2018 – suggesting it may not be as daft as it sounds.