De Ligt: Juventus is an option

Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt has opened the door for a potential summer move to Juventus after declaring his admiration for the Serie A giants.

The 19 year-old centre back is likely to be at the centre of a bidding war after the end of the campaign, with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus and Liverpool all interested in the Dutch international. 

"I really like Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, and between them they are the amonsgt the best centre backs in the world, he told Tuttosport.

"I could join them at Juventus, but for now I am focused on the end of the season with Ajax.

"My agent deals with that."

The Eredivise side have been drawn against Juventus in the Champions League quarter finals, after knocking out Real Madrid in the previous round, and de Ligt is not fazed by the prospect of facing Cristiano Ronaldo. 

"Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players in the world, and Juventus are stronger with him, but it would be fascinating to play against him for Ajax.

"I have already played against him for the national team, and personally I felt I had a good game."

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