NEWS
Thursday July 18 2019
De Ligt: Love Italian defending

Matthijs de Ligt says while ‘it’s sad to leave Ajax’, he had to join Juventus as he is ‘in love with the Italian art of defending’.

De Ligt finally completed his €85.5m transfer to Juve from Ajax on Thursday, and the defender explained why he chose the Bianconeri over the likes of Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.

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Thursday July 18 2019
OFFICIAL: Juve sign €85.5m De Ligt

Matthijs de Ligt has completed his €85.5m transfer to Juventus from Ajax, making him the most expensive defender in Italian football history.

A statement on Juve’s official website reads: “Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that the agreement with Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax NV for the definitive acquisition of the registration rights of the player Matthijs de Ligt has been reached for a consideration of €75m, payable in five financial years, and additional costs of €10.5m.

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NEWS
Wednesday July 17 2019
Raiola: De Ligt, Pogba, Kean...

Mino Raiola says Juventus are ‘the best team’ for Matthijs de Ligt, there is ‘nothing’ to report on Paul Pogba and that he ‘will see’ about Moise Kean.

Raiola took the opportunity to speak to reporters outside J Medical while De Ligt was taking his tests, and he did not hesitate to compare the defender to Pavel Nedved and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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NEWS
Wednesday July 17 2019
De Ligt has Juve medical

Matthijs de Ligt has arrived for his Juventus medical ahead of a long-awaited €75m transfer from Ajax.

De Ligt landed in Turin late last night, and Juve’s official Twitter account snapped him checking into J Medical for tests.

He will then sign a five-year contract with the Bianconeri, worth a reported €7.5m a season plus €4.5m in add-ons and bonuses.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 16 2019
De Ligt release clause delayed

Matthijs de Ligt will sign a five-year contract with Juventus and the €150m release clause won’t be valid until June 2022, it’s reported.

The Ajax defender landed in Turin this evening in a private jet and spoke to the official Bianconeri social media accounts.

He’ll have a medical tomorrow morning ahead of the €75m move and Sky Sport Italia maintain there’s a new element to the five-year contract.

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Tuesday July 16 2019
VIDEO: De Ligt lands for Juventus

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.

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Tuesday July 16 2019
De Ligt charmed by new Old Lady

Considering the wealth of offers on the table from the world’s biggest clubs, Elio Salerno explains why Matthijs de Ligt chose Juventus.

Matthijs de Ligt has become a household name over the last 12 months, despite the fact he’ll only turn 20 next month. Since his debut for Ajax in 2016, de Ligt’s rapid rise to the top of European football has been well documented.

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NEWS
Monday July 15 2019
De Ligt Juventus medical on Wednesday

Matthijs de Ligt is flying in for his Juventus medical on Wednesday after striking a deal with Ajax, reportedly for €65m plus bonuses for a total €75m.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the agreements are all in place and he will fly in late Tuesday evening, for a medical on Wednesday morning.

Ajax director Marc Overmars confirmed today that "the end is in sight, it's about bank guarantees now."

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Monday July 15 2019
Ajax: 'End in sight for De Ligt'

Ajax director Marc Overmars confirms “the end is in sight” for Matthijs de Ligt and his Juventus transfer. “It’s about bank guarantees now.”

The defender is expected to fly in this evening so that he can be ready for his medical on Tuesday morning and has already been left out of the Ajax pre-season training camp.

“The end is in sight,” Overmars told Voetbal International.

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Monday July 15 2019
Barcelona made final De Ligt bid

Barcelona made one last desperate attempt to hijack Matthijs de Ligt’s Juventus transfer, it’s reported, but he’s expected in Turin today.

The Ajax defender had agreed personal terms with Juve weeks ago and the two clubs have also seemingly now worked out a transfer fee for €65m plus bonuses.

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