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Matthijs de Ligt joins Juventus from Ajax in €75m deal

Matthijs de Ligt has signed a five-year contract with Juventus, completing his transfer from Ajax for €75 million.

A statement on Juve’s official website reads: ‘Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that the agreement with Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax NV for the definitive acquisition of the registration rights of the player Matthijs de Ligt has been reached for a consideration of €75m, payable in five financial years, and additional costs of €10.5m.

‘Juventus and the player have signed a five-year contract of employment until 30 June 2024.’

The defender, who turns 20 next month, flew in on Tuesday night and underwent his medical yesterday at the J-Centre in Turin.

De Ligt is a senior Netherlands international and wore the captain’s armband for Ajax, having come up through their legendary academy.