Matthijs de Ligt has arrived in Turin to complete his Juventus transfer from Ajax for a reported €75m, with a medical due tomorrow morning. "I'm really happy to be here."
Reporters and fans were gathered at the Caselle Airport in Turin to greet the Dutch talent as his private jet landed from Amsterdam on Tuesday evening.
"Hello Bianconeri, this is Matthijs, I'm really happy to be here."
The defender turns 20 next month and spent his entire career coming through the various Ajax youth academies.
A medical is set for the J-Centre in Turin on Wednesday morning and he’ll stay tonight at the brand new J-Hotel, based in the Continassa training complex.
According to De Telegraaf, the delay of 24 hours was because Juventus had tried to pay €75m including performance-related bonuses, but Ajax demanded the full sum as a fixed fee, albeit with payment spread out over instalments.
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DELIGTED? pic.twitter.com/tcO2YPBAHN— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 16, 2019
HE'S HERE! Matthijs de Ligt arrives in Turin! pic.twitter.com/3AGkoQMKcN— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 16, 2019