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De Boer shocked by De Ligt’s move to Juventus

Ronald de Boer, former youth coach of Matthijs de Ligt has revealed his surprise for the defender's choice of Serie A giants Juventus over Barcelona. De Ligt came through the youth ranks at Ajax and enjoyed a meteoric rise to limelight at a very young age. This ensured that he was promoted to the senior team on his 17th birthday. More was still to come from the youngster as he became Ajax's youngest captain as an 18-year-old and played a vital role in the club's journey to the semi-finals of the Champions League where they were eliminated in dramatic fashion by Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur. READ: Upamecano agrees personal terms with Bayern Munich The defender is gifted physically and technically and there were no surprises as most of Europe's elite clubs battled for...

De Ligt undergoes Juve medical ahead of proposed move

Matthijs de Ligt, 19-year-old Ajax captain is undergoing a medical ahead of his imminent transfer to Serie A giants Juventus in a reported fee of $83.7 million. Juventus released a series of pictures and videos on their official Twitter account which shows the Dutchman arriving for his medical. https://twitter.com/juventusfcen/status/1151388724602843136   De Ligt emerged from the famous Ajax youth academy and carved a niche for himself by becoming the club's youngest captain. READ: Newcastle appoint Steve Bruce as new manager The defender also found the back of the net for Ajax when they eliminated Juventus from the 2018/19 UCL to reach the last 4 of the competition. Before then, he was the youngest player to feature in a European final in Ajax' Europa League fina...

Juventus agree personal terms with De Ligt

According to The Guardian, Serie A giants Juventus have agreed personal terms with PSG and Barcelona target Matthijs de Ligt. De Ligt, 19, has reportedly agreed to a five-year-deal which is worth £415,000-a-week while Juventus have also agreed to include a €150m release clause. READ: Man United approach Barcelona for Umtiti The player's agent Mino Raiola brought up the idea of a release clause during negotiations and insisted on it. It's one of the reasons why Juventus have gone ahead of other interested parties in the race to sign the highly sought-after Dutch teenager. Apparently, release clauses are banned in France and PSG are looking for workarounds to meet Raiols's demands and prevent De Ligt from putting pen to paper on a deal to join Juventus.

De Ligt wins the 2018 Golden Boy award

Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt has emerged as the winner of the 2018 Golden Boy award for the most promising Under-21 player in Europe. The player who is highly coveted has been linked with the likes of Barcelona, Manchester City, and Juventus. The 19-year-old defender came out tops with the award after amassing the most votes from an international panel. De Ligt faced competition from the likes of Roma's attacker Justin Kluivert, AC Milan's Patrick Cutrone, Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior. READ: Top 10 shortest football players in the world 2018 Regardless, the Ajax captain emerged victoriously and now takes over as the holder of the award which was previously held by Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe. The player who has broken into th...