What Could Make Me Join Juventus Over Barcelona – De Ligt Explains

why De Ligt prefer Juventus Over Barcelona

Ajax sensation Matthijs de Ligt has revealed that he ‘could join Juventus' and that the Italian champions have ‘some of the best defenders in the world'.

The 19-year-old has been linked with the likes of Barcelona and Juventus in recent months and will take on the latter with Ajax in the club's upcoming Champions League quarter-final clash.

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During an interview with Italian outlet, Tuttosport, De Ligt has heaped praise upon the likes of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci.

“I really like Chiellini, as he is one of the best defenders in the world. I also appreciate Bonucci, so between them they are among the best centre-backs in Europe,” said the Netherlands international.

De Ligt was then asked if he could soon be joining Bonucci and Chiellini in Turin.

“It could be, but there are other clubs interested too,” he responded.

“We'll see at the right moment, but now I am focused on Ajax and not my future. My agent Mino Raiola is taking care of that.

“I met Raiola in January 2017 and he said he wanted me with him because he admired me and had a lot of faith in my potential.

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“I already knew of his important reputation, thought about it for a bit and then accepted. I am very happy with my decision.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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