When Juventus bought de Ligt from Ajax in 2019 for a fee of €80M, a lot of supporters of the club saw the player as not only the future, but also someone who might serve as Captain. But shortly after the contract was signed, we learned that agent Mino Raiola put in a clause that could see the player leave the team after year three if a bid came in of €125M. An enormous fee, even at the time pre COVID, but still it made some supporters wonder if de Ligt was just using Juve as a stepping stone club before he made his big move in the future.
Well, the future appears to be the present as two weeks in an interview with a Dutch sports channel, Mino when asked about the future of his client replied that de Ligt and himself both agree it is time for a change. When naming clubs where he thought he could make the move too were of course the big money spenders in the EPL, Real Madrid and Barcelona. The move to Barcelona would make de Ligt leaving the club extra painful for supporters who for a couple years now have been bragging about the players decision too pick Juventus over Barcelona, who at the time were considered favourites to land the young dutchman.
Now a new report today maybe will give fans of the young dutchman who want him to stay with the club for the for foreseeable future, as Giacomo Scutiero is now reporting that ” de Ligt wants to stay at Juventus. he does not show discontent with the club and (rightly so) simply hopes for an evolving team as early as next season”
He also added that “The renewal of the contract to date is more likely than the sale, but it is crucial not to approach deadline of the year 2023”
With conflicting reports, one has to wonder if Mino Raiola is just doing what he does, a ploy to get people talking and him and his clinent paid. For updates on this situation stick with @emaxstatman on Twitter, and check in daily with maxstatman.com