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Matthijs de Ligt makes move to Juventus for €75 million from Ajax

Teenager joins Serie A champions on a five-year deal

Matthijs de Ligt, right, played against Cristiano Ronaldo, left, and Juventus in the 2018-19 Uefa Champions League. He will now play for the Serie A side after completing a transfer from Ajax. AP Photo
Matthijs de Ligt, right, played against Cristiano Ronaldo, left, and Juventus in the 2018-19 Uefa Champions League. He will now play for the Serie A side after completing a transfer from Ajax. AP Photo

Juventus have announced the signing of highly-rated Dutch centre-back Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax.

The 19-year-old, who had previously been linked with Manchester United and Barcelona, has signed a five-year contract with the Serie A champions.

Juve have paid an initial fee of €75 million (Dh309.5m) for a player who helped Ajax reach last season's Uefa Champions League semi-finals and win the Eredivisie title, while reaching the Nations League final with the Netherlands.

Updated: July 19, 2019 04:14 PM

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