Matthijs de Ligt has been in the news for many weeks as he is being linked to a number of big teams in Europe after impressing in the just concluded season.
The likes of Man United, Liverpool, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are all linked with the star player but no decision has been made until after his engagement with the national team.
An earlier report had hinted that Matthijs de Light would be joining the French Ligue 1 outfit as it is claimed that his parents are already in search of a house for him but former Premier League striker Darren Bent has suggested that there would be a surprise in the pursuit of the 19-year-old.
Darren Bent told the Daily Star that his former team are desperate and will go all out to surprise everyone to seal the deal in this summer window.
He noted that there is a bid by the club to get Matthijs de Light and Virgil Van Dijk play together as they would be a great duo for the team in their bid to push for the title.
However, Matthijs de Light seem to be skeptical about a move to England after hinting that it would be strange to him.
Man Utd Target Close To Finalising Deal, Medical Set For This Week
Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt is reportedly closing in on his much publicised move to Italian Serie A champions Juventus.
According to the publication from the stables of Italian transfer news portal La Gazzetta dello Sport, De Ligt will join Juventus after Ajax agreed on an initial transfer fee of £63m for him plus add-ons and bonuses.
De Ligt has been penciled in for a medical this week as per the aforementioned report.
The 19-year-old was thought to be on his way to Spanish champions Barcelona but the Catalans were unable to agree to personal terms with the player.
Juventus made the right offer in his eyes and that explains why the Italians will secure his transfer ahead of other clubs like Manchester United, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Liverpool.
His Juventus contract will have a release clause of £135m which is more than 200% of what the likes of PSG and Manchester United could have paid for him this summer.
De Ligt is regarded as one of the best teenagers in world football after his impressive outings for Ajax Amsterdam since he broke into the team two years ago.
He is also the youngest skipper in the club’s history at the age of 18.
Liverpool Target Says No To Ajax Exit
Highly rated Ajax Amsterdam attacker David Neres has revealed that his long-term future lies with the Dutch Eredivisie giants despite the numerous transfer rumours linking him with a move away from the club.
David Neres made this known in an exclusive interview with Dutch media outlet Algemeen Dagblad.
The Brazilian international star had been touted as a possible transfer addition to Premier League clubs like Everton and Liverpool.
French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) are also interested in the player.
David Neres came to European prominence during the last campaign as a part of the Ajax Amsterdam team that took Europe by storm.
He scored 12 goals and also provided 15 assists for Ajax Amsterdam in 50 games in all competitions as the Dutch giants sealed two major trophies.
Ajax Amsterdam won the Dutch league title and the Dutch Cup to seal a domestic double for the first time in over a decade (since 2007).
David Neres and Ajax Amsterdam also reached the semifinals of the Champions League before a late goal from compatriot and Tottenham Hotspur attacker Lucas Moura eliminated the Dutch giants.
Ajax had won the first leg at Spurs 1-0 before the Premier League side sealed a final spot via the away goals rule after a 3-2 win at the Amsterdam Arena.
Man Utd Target Agrees £8m Yearly Deal With Juventus
Ajax Amsterdam skipper Matthijs De Ligt has reportedly agreed on a deal with Italian Serie A champions Juventus.
His agent Mino Raiola confirmed that the player has agreed to personal terms with the Italians in an interview with De Telegraaf.
The Italian Super Agent went on to say that the final step is for the two clubs (Ajax Amsterdam and Juventus) to agree on a transfer fee for Matthijs De Ligt.
He has agreed on an £8m deal with Juventus on a yearly basis for five years.
The 19-year-old has been linked with several clubs this summer including Premier League giants Manchester United.
Apart from the Red Devils, Matthijs De Ligt has been touted as a possible transfer addition for other major European clubs like Liverpool, Barcelona Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Manchester City.
Matthijs De Ligt has been one of the most exciting players on the European football scene in the last one year.
The 19-year-old is one of the best young players in the world.
De Ligt is the youngest captain in the history of Ajax Amsterdam after he was made the club’s last summer.
He led the Dutch Eredivisie giants to the Champions League semifinals before Ajax Amsterdam were eliminated by North London giants Tottenham Hotspur.
De Ligt and Ajax also won two major trophies.
How Man Utd Can Still Sign In-Demand De Ligt
Three-time European champions Manchester United have turned their attention to Leicester City defender Harry Maguire after being turned down by Ajax Amsterdam skipper Matthijs De Ligt in their quest to sign a new quality centre back this summer.
However, they have been offered a ray of hope in their bid to sign De Ligt according to experienced European football expert Julien Laurens.
The French journalist said that Manchester United have an agreement with Ajax for De Ligt, while favourites Juventus are yet to achieve the same target.
The player favours a move to Juventus ahead of both Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) who have both agreed on a deal with Ajax Amsterdam.
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Manchester United and PSG have met the €75m asking price from Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam, while Juventus are yet to agree on a deal with the Dutch giants after offering €55m in addition to €10m in add-ons.
According to Julien Laurens, Ajax Amsterdam want to sort out the Matthijs De Ligt transfer saga as soon as possible and that they could force the player to choose either Manchester United or PSG.
Matthijs De Ligt won two major trophies with Ajax Amsterdam in addition to reaching the last four of the Champions League with the Dutch Eredivisie giants.
Man Utd Target Makes Transfer Admission
Ajax Amsterdam forward Hossein Zamani is ready to leave the Dutch Eredivisie giants for a new challenge this summer.
According to the Daily Mirror, the young Ajax Amsterdam player wants to leave the club this summer.
Hossein Zamani is one of the most promising young forwards on the European football stage and he has been linked with the biggest clubs.
The 16-year-old is attracting the interest of Premier League giants Manchester United, English champions Manchester City and Italian Serie A giants AC Milan.
Hossein is expected to go into the youth teams at Manchester United if they are able to secure a move for the young attacker.
Manchester United have already completed the signing of two players this summer and the Red Devils want to sign more players.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James are the new summer signings for Manchester United.
Welsh star James became the first signing of the summer following his £18m move from English Championship club Swansea City before the move for Aaron Wan-Bissaka last weekend.
Manchester United paid £50m for Aaron Wan-Bissaka who left fellow Premier League club Crystal Palace to join the Red Devils on Saturday.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is expected to be the new right-back at Manchester United following his move from Palace.
Man Utd Target Wants New Success At Ajax
Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper Andre Onana has set his sights on achieving more successes with the Dutch Eredivisie giants.
He made this known in a chat with Voetbal International amidst the transfer rumours linking the Cameroonian international shot stopper with a move to Premier League giants Manchester United.
Earlier in June, it was revealed that Manchester United are readying a big bid for Andre Onana as a potential replacement for David De Gea at Old Trafford.
Manchester United were ready to spend as much as £40m on the young Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper.
The Red Devils had serious doubts about the long-term future of Spanish international goalkeeper David De Gea at the club as at then and those doubts still linger since the Spaniard has one year left on his contract with the three-time European champions.
David De Gea has been a key player at Manchester United since the 28-year-old joined the Red Devils in 2011.
He signed for Manchester United from Spanish La Liga club Atletico Madrid.
Andre Onana has shown that he could be a fantastic replacement for David De Gea if the Spaniard leaves Manchester United.
He was ever-present for Ajax Amsterdam as the Dutch Eredivisie giants won two major trophies and also reached the Champions League semifinals last season.
Arsenal Target A Top Transfer Priority At Sevilla
Ajax Amsterdam winger Hakim Ziyech has been made the top transfer target at Spanish La Liga club Sevilla according to the latest reports emanating from the Dutch media.
The 26-year-old Morrocan international player was one of the standout players for Ajax Amsterdam last season and his form for the Dutch Eredivisie giants have attracted the likes of German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and North London giants Arsenal to his quality.
The interest from Sevilla in Hakim Ziyech was confirmed by the specific report from Dutch newspaper De Telegraf.
Hakim Ziyech was a key player for Ajax Amsterdam who finished the season with two major trophies namely the Dutch Eredivisie title and the Dutch Cup title.
Ajax Amsterdam won the 2018/19 Dutch Cup title after they saw off fellow top flight side Willem II in their final clash last month.
The four-time European champions beat Willem II 4-0 to win the trophy.
Ajax wrestled the league title from previous champions PSV Eindhoven on the final day of the season.
In addition, Hakim Ziyech and Ajax Amsterdam reached the Champions League semifinals before they were knocked out by Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.
Ajax saw off major European sides like Italian champions Juventus and Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid enroute the semifinals.
Why Matthijs De Ligt Is Better Than Maldini, Cannavaro
Former Juventus manager Marcelo Lippi is adamant that Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt is better than Italian football legends Fabio Cannavaro and Paolo Maldini at his age.
The 2006 FIFA World Cup winning manager made this known during an interview with Italian news outlet Tuttosport.
According to him, he has never seen a defender with the ability possessed by the highly rated De Ligt.
The Italian tactician was full of praise for the young Dutch international centre back who has been turning heads on the European football scene.
He’s expected to leave Ajax Amsterdam this summer with several clubs on his trail including Italian Serie A Champions Juventus and Champions League holders Liverpool.
The Italians are seen as the favourites to sign De Ligt if recent reports are to be believed.
The player has agreed to join Juventus this summer but the Old Lady still have to agree on a fee with Ajax Amsterdam as revealed by recent reports.
According to Sky Sports, Ajax Amsterdam are holding out for a bid of €75m to sanction the sale of their skipper.
Matthijs De Ligt led Ajax Amsterdam to two major trophies as well as the Champions League semifinals.
The 19-year-old scored seven goals and also added five assists for the Dutch Eredivisie giants in all competitions last season.
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