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Juventini wouldn’t sell De Ligt and bring in Inter defender

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Multiple sources have confirmed that Matthijs de Ligt won’t renew his contract at Juventus unless the club lowers his release clause (€125M currently). Fans of the Bianconeri were asked, hypothetically speaking, if they would sell the Dutch defender and bring in Alessandro Bastoni. With just over 3000 votes, there’s a clear answer.

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Talk about a contract extension for Matthijs de Ligt has been going on for twee weeks now, with a renewel getting closer. Most notably, the Dutchman’s release clause would be lowered, because otherwise De Ligt won’t renew. At the moment, his release clause is €125M, which could possibly go down to €70-80M.

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Unsuprisingly, that doesn’t make the Juventus fanbase very happy. Many think a lower release clause would mean De Ligt leaves in the near future. Juventus aren’t the only team in Italy where the centre-back position is a hot topic. Rivals Inter will have to sell another big name this summer, with Alessandro Bastoni being the main contender. Max Statman were told by transfer expert Nicolò Schira that a bid of €60M could be enough. He also said that Bastoni ‘is not a Juve target’.

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Still, it begs an interesting question. Would Juventus fans sell De Ligt now and bring in Bastoni? For almost 60 percent, it’s a no. A little over 40 percent like the idea.

In the comments, many Juventini said they aren’t against selling De Ligt, but that they wouldn’t replace him with Bastoni. Torino’s Bremer was a name suggested a few times, but the Brazilian born defender is close to joining Inter.

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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.