Due to a disagreement on his contract extension but also on the sporting level, Matthijs De Ligt would have expressed the wish to leave Juventus.
In search of reconstruction in order to regain its title in Italy and return to the forefront in Europe, the Turin Juventus could face a huge blow this summer. Whereas Paulo Dybalaat the end of the contract, will leave during the transfer window, he could be followed by another major player from Massimiliano Allegri’s squad.
— Corriere dello Sport (@CorSport) June 24, 2022
This Friday, the Corriere dello Sport dropped a small bomb in Piedmont, announcing that Matthijs DeLigt (22) wanted to transfer this summer. In question, a disagreement on his extension with as main points of contention the salary and the release clause of the Dutch international (37 caps, 2 goals), but also the overall level of the team for two years. The two 4th consecutive places would have pushed the former Ajax player to want a change of scenery.
Two cadors from England on the spot
And in England, this news is likely to make people happy. Following the departure ofAntonio Rudiger at Real and with Andreas Christensen at the end of the contract, chelsea needs to strengthen its central defense. And De Ligt would even have passed in front Jules Kounde in the Blues’ shortlist for this position.
The Jules Koundé case for Chelsea is not a priority. They have 2-3 options before Koundé. Tuchel had meetings with the new Chelsea decision makers. He wants De Ligt and another player before Koundé. (Romero) 🇫🇷
— News – Barça (@ActualiteBarca) June 24, 2022
Manchester United, which is preparing for a big sell-off in all positions, including defense with the probable departures of Lindelöf, Bailly and Phil Jones. If sportingly the Red Devils are in an even more critical situation than the Old Lady and they will not play in the Champions League next season, the arrival of Erik Ten Hag on the bench at Old Trafford could weigh in on the balance, De Ligt having known him for two years at Ajax.
No concrete offer has been made yet, his release clause stands at 120 million euros.