Matthijs De Ligt: Juventus to announce the signing of Ajax star. The sensational defender has reportedly agreed to a five-year deal with the Italian champions.
Matthijs De Ligt and his transfer has been the biggest story this summer. The Star defender has been linked with almost every big club in Europe this summer. It was believed the De Ligt was headed to Barcelona. The Catalonian club and Ajax had even agreed on a transfer fee. However, the Dutch teenager turned down the move at his managers insistence.
His manager demanded that the Catalan club offer him a higher salary than Ajax teammate Kevin De Jong, who signed with them in January. Barcelona’s president attempted to convince the youngster. However, De Ligt remained persistent and vehemently supported his manager.
Barcelona are set to miss out on one of their main summer transfer targets as Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt closes in on a €75million move to Juventus. https://t.co/jnVJ6SDXGh
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De Ligt had reportedly received offers from Bayern Munich, PSG and Juventus with PSG being the likeliest destination. However, reports began surfacing that De Ligt had signed with the Italian Giants. His manager has a close relationship with Juventus; A huge factor that helped the Italian Champions pip PSG.
Juventus to announce signing on Monday
Tuttosport are now reporting that Juventus will announce the signing on the 1st of July, the first official day of the summer window. Juventus are close to agreeing a € 75 million move for the teenage sensation with Ajax. De Ligt has reportedly agreed to a 5-year deal. He will earn €12 million-a-year with bonuses.
Matthijs de Ligt 'will be announced as a Juventus player in a £70million deal on Monday'It was revealed in Italian media last week that the player had agreed personal terms worth £10.75million a season over five years. pic.twitter.com/9jFWDeTRyz
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Juventus will also announce the signing of Adrien Rabiot on the same day. Rabiot will join the Italian champions on a free after running his contact down at PSG. He has agreed to sign a € 7 million-a-year deal plus add-ons for five years.
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