The player expressed his desire to move to Nou Camp. But it seems the Old Lady wants the transfer as soon as possible.
As the winter transfer window appears closer, clubs work hard in order to get their targets. Barcelona will be looking to add more steel to it’s defense. The La Liga champions have already signed Murillo and want to have another defender. However, it seems Juventus are pushing hard to beat Barcelona to sign this defender.
Juventus want to see off the competition and tie down the signing of Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt as soon as possible. The Italian club are making moves now to convince the Dutch international that a move to Turin is the best option for his career. Juventus took advantage of the Golden Boy gala an award won by De Ligt this year.
He was surrounded by Juve defenders Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli in an attempt to sway him. The Serie A side are ready to pay the 75 million euros to Ajax. Italian press believe Juventus lead the race to sign the 19-year-old. The 19-year-old is strong and ticks all traits of a centre back. He also the technical qualities demanded of a contemporary centre half.
De Ligt’s budding reputation has seen him attract great interest from Barcelona. It is said that de Ligt’s signing had previously appeared close for the Spanish champions. The defender was said to be ‘excited’ by their offer, though he is keen to assess his options. The problem in Barcelona’s hopes to win the race for de Ligt lies in the fact that the Catalan giants cannot offer the certainty of regular first-team football for the starlet. It has led to Ajax have reportedly even asked for a Juve youngster Moise Kean to be included in the deal.
Juventus are in greater need of youthful refreshment in defence. Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli are all old and look out of shape. The Serie A champions believe De Ligt will be a perfect signing. However, it will be a blow for Barcelona. Barcelona still couldn’t find the replacement of Puyol. Also Pique is getting old and given their defensive performances, the La Liga champions will have to look elsewhere to boost it’s defense.