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De Ligt gives the thumbs up at Juve's training ground.
De Ligt gives the thumbs up at Juve's training ground.
Image: Twitter/JuventusFC

Ajax captain De Ligt arrives in Turin to complete €75m Juve move

The Dutch defender is undergoing a medical ahead of his expected transfer to the Serie A champions.
Jul 17th 2019, 11:54 AM 6,102 13

MATTHIJS DE LIGT arrived at Juventus’ health facility this morning to complete the final formalities of his long-awaited transfer from Ajax.

The Serie A champions published a video to social media of Netherlands defender De Ligt acknowledging fans and posing for photos ahead of his medical.

The 19-year-old flew into Turin on Tuesday to finalise what will reportedly be an €75 million move.

Having attracted reported attention from Barcelona, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, De Ligt — who scored the goal that knocked Juve out of the Champions League last season — settled on Allianz Stadium as his preferred destination and the Italian giants eventually came to an agreement with Ajax.

He is tipped to a sign a five-year deal. Pending the successful completion of his medical, De Ligt will become the Bianconeri’s seventh signing of the close-season.

Free agents Adrien Rabiot and Gianluigi Buffon are among the other players to have signed on since ex-Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri took charge in June.

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