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De Ligt ‘ready for a new step’, Raiola says

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Matthijs de Ligt thinks he’s ready for a new step, according to his agent Mino Raiola. He so in an interview with Dutch newspaper NRC, who went to visit him in Monaco. Raiola pours some oil on the fire before the January transfer window starts.

Like said in the article by NRC, Raiola actively contributes to the flow of rumours around his players. He did that once again in the interview published on Friday. “Matthijs de Ligt is ready for a new step – he thinks that too”, Raiola said.

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Creating hype around a player is one of Raiola’s known tactics, so maybe we should take it with a pinch of salt. However, there are reports of interest from Premier League powerhouses Chelsea and Manchester City.

De Ligt is vital for this Juventus team, as he showed yesterday as well. Juventus know he’s worth lots of money, which could be a way to secure the services of Dusan Vlahovic or a reinforcement in midfield. De Ligt is very important for Juve, but it also wouldn’t be the end of the world if he left.

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Jurre van Wanrooij is a writer and lead match analyst for Max Statman. He was born and raised in The Netherlands, where he still lives. He is studying journalism and that’s why he joined Max Statman, so that he could develop his writing. Apart from Juventus, he also support PSV Eindhoven, the club closest to his home. The goal is to give you guys the best information about Juventus in English and be as reliable as possible.