Matthijs de Ligt calls for transfer, Man United and Chelsea “in pole position” – Man United News And Transfer News

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Good Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt wants to play in the Premier League and get to leave Juventus, according to a new home page report from Italy.

At just 19 years old, De Ligt joined the Old Lady of Ajax for a fee of € 85 million in 2019 amid stiff competition for his signature.

United were reported to be one of the clubs chasing the center at the time.

Transfer coach Gianluca di Marzio tweeted a report, by Corriere dello Sport Roberto Perrone, last night.

“De Ligt wants the Premier League,” the headline read.

“Not for renewal … the Dutch have requested a transfer.

“Matthijs De Ligt, the most expensive defender in Italian football, wants to change the scene.”

The report said that “the bomb exploded yesterday” during a meeting between Juve officials and lawyer Rafaela Pimenta, who has taken over the affairs of the late superagent Mino Raiola and now also represents Paul Pogba.

Pogba’s arrival in Turin is one of the reasons Juve have to balance the books, with reports that they admit they need to get out of.

“The position is very far away,” the report continued.

“The Dutch have asked for a transfer and now Chelsea and Manchester United are in pole position.”

De Ligt was unhappy with the € 115 million release clause and wanted to reduce it to € 80 million but Juve did not comply.

source: Corriere dello Sport paper edition, June 24, 2022

There is also the issue of player salaries, which are currently around € 8 million per year plus bonuses of up to € 4 million, but Juve are asking players to have their salaries cut to bring them back in line with new salary restriction regulations. .

The shocking report concludes that figures in the region of € 80 million could see the 22 -year -old achieve his ambitions, but the question is what can any club do in the current financial climate.

Winner of the 2018 Golden Boy award and the youngest captain in all of Ajax history, De Ligt’s talent and maturity have been seen since childhood.

With two years left on Juve’s contract, the club are not under much pressure to sell, but would rather do so than keep an unhappy player and wait another year when buying the club will be better in the negotiations.

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