Matthijs de Ligt, the 19-year-old Ajax captain who led the Dutch side to the Champions League semifinals has penned down a contract with Juventus for a fee of €75M until 2024.
He arrived in Turin on Tuesday and underwent a medical on Wednesday ahead of the signing.
According to goal.com, De Ligt agreed personal terms with Juventus last week that will see the defender earn €12m a year.
Juve has won eight consecutive Serie A titles and is looking to continue that run while also earning European glory in 2019-20 under new manager Maurizio Sarri
Dutchman will get to play and learn alongside experienced defenders Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci.
De Ligt made 55 appearances in all competitions in 2018-19, scoring seven goals while leading his side to a domestic double.
Whilst money is clearly a key factor with any transfer, the role of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mino Raiola appears to be visible in De Ligt’s move.
De Ligt is already a regular at the heart of the Netherlands defense adjacent Van Dijk plus he captained a young Ajax side to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Dutchman is already a 6-foot-2 with all the strength, pace, tactical smarts, leadership, and classic defensive technique and all at the tender age of 19.
Thus, €75M should prove a bargain considering inflation in the transfer market.
Some highlights of Wonder Kid De Ligt’s masterclass: