Juventus Football Club has been handed a boost in their bid to sign Matthijs De Ligt, who has said that he preferred playing for Juventus instead of any other top European team. This is after Barcelona pulled out of the race, citing the player’s substantial pay demands. The 19-year-old Ajax captain inspired his team at the 2018-2019 Champions League tournament, where they beat the likes of Juventus and Real Madrid to reach the competitions semi-final stage, where they lost to Tottenham.
It is believed that a transfer fee of around 75 million euros has been agreed between Juventus and Ajax, with the player now discussing personal terms with Juventus. Barcelona, on the other hand, will use the funds to sanction a move for either Neymar or Antoine Griezmann. With his skills as a centre back, the player has also attracted interest from Liverpool, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal.
Manchester City Transfer Plans Revealed
The reigning English Premier League champions transfer plans have been revealed, and the club wants to go into the new season with a different approach as compared to other teams. The club wants to offer the manager funds to add on the squad strength, where there will be two top players for each position.
Txiki Begiristain, the team’s director of football, is also working on a system which will ensure top players remain at the club for the long-term, with the club spending 300 million euros back in 2017, in a bid to reduce the average age of the squad. This is to ensure that the team retains the English Premiership title, the Carabao Cup, and the FA Cup, and also challenge for the Champions League trophy. With the club’s financial strength, and the ability to attract top players, much is expected from the club by their supporters in the coming season.