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Juventus are handed a boost in their pursuit of Matthijs de Ligt

Matthijs de Ligt have been long linked with a move to Juventus. And now as reported by FootballItalia, Serie A giants have been handed a boost in their pursuit of de Ligt as Ajax confirm the defender ‘will go to a top club’.

“Matthijs can play anywhere, he can easily play for one of the six best teams in the world,” Ajax director of football Overmars told AS.

“He has incredible gifts: he has strength, mentality and heart. If I worked somewhere else, I’d do anything to sign him.

“We don’t need to sell him. We don’t need money, but I know he’ll go to a top club. Selling our best players? We don’t want to, but we have no choice.

“My job is to manage a top team, but we can’t keep our players if Real Madrid or Barcelona, who can afford to keep Cillessen on the bench for four years, come knocking.”

The defender has also been linked with Bayern Munich and Barcelona.

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