Juventus sign Matthijs De Ligt from Ajax

Juventus and Ajax have lastly confirmed the news.

19-year-old Dutch defender Matthijs De Ligt has now joined the Bianconeri.

De Ligt’s transfer has felt protracted, as the likes of Barcelona had been rumoured to be interested in the teenager.

How Juventus announced Matthijs De Ligt

Juventus confirmed Matthijs De Ligt’s signing on their club site, as follows:

The 19-year-old joins Juventus in a deal which will tie him to the club till 2024.

De Ligt has agreed a five-year contract with the Old Lady.

How substantially did Juve spend Ajax?

Juventus also revealed the economic information behind the De Ligt transfer:

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 € 75 million, payable in 5 economic years, and further expenses of € 10,five million.

Matthijs De Ligt’s reaction to joining Juve

Algemeen Dagblad have spoken to De Ligt following his move to Turin.

The defender spoke about all the transfer rumours which have been swirling this summer season, and how they’ve impacted him:

Of course it was often complicated. The pre-season is in complete swing. At Ajax, but also at Juventus.

Final week I was capable to function at Ajax, but soon after that it was waiting for every little thing to be arranged.

It is excellent that I can lastly concentrate on football once more.

I spoke with my girlfriend, my loved ones and my supervisors. I trust folks who know me via and via. 

I recall it was extremely particular in the starting, when I saw myself on the cover of a newspaper or magazine.

All these front pages about me in Italian and Spanish. It was specially good for my grandmother, who keeps track of every little thing and finds it extremely attractive.

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