Barcelona confident on Matthijs de Ligt signing

Barcelona are confident on signing Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt this summer despite Juventus set to hold meetings with his agent, according to reports.

The 19-year-old has been the captain of the Amsterdam-based club for over a year and has starred for club and country.

Widely regarded as one of the best upcoming talents in world football, the central defender is set to command a €75m fee from Ajax.

ESPN FC say the Blaugrana are optimistic over a deal for the teenager, despite his agent Mino Raiola set to meet Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici.

The Bianconeri are set to face Ajax over two legs of their upcoming Champions League quarter-final with the prospect of further opportunities to meet said to sway the defender towards Turin.

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