The holland young is the great defensive bet of italian club
Matthijs de Ligt became the most accurate defence player transcript in the history of Serie A, and one of the most expensive worldwide. The 75 million Euros that Juventus gave to finish his move is something amazing, which has certainly been very pleased with both his new coach, Maurizio Sarri and the millions of club fans.
19-year-old De Ligt, the leader of his first Ajax team, played an important role in his last year’s wonderful UEFA Champions League tournament. He reached the semi-final stage of the event leaving out one of the big favourites Juventus, which he eliminated in the quarter-finals.
Now with the addition of De Ligt the Italian champion’s back is shielded to the fullest since already experienced Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci already exist.
De Ligt, who signed a 5-year contract according to the Juventus announcement, will be paid every year with 8 million euros, with bonuses of up to 12 million euros.
De Ligt becomes the 5th Dutchman to wear the Juventus jersey after Ouasim Bouy, Eljero Elia, Edwin van der Sar and Edgar Davids.
Ronaldo said about de Ligt
“I don’t think so. I like the question because, after the Nations League, I made a comment as a footballer, as everyone does,” he told Marca at the recent awards gala.
“It’s normal because he’s 19. It was said as a joke, but the truth is that I’m glad he’s with us.”
The acquisition of De Ligt was not the only one so far: Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot, has returned to goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (after a season in Paris Saint-Germain), while of course, he is still in the ‘heavy’ artillery “Cristiano Ronaldo …