Ajax has reached an agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Matthijs de Ligt to the Italian club. The defender had been under contract with Ajax until June 30, 2021. Ajax will receive a transfer sum of €75 million.
De Ligt was born on August 12, 1999, in Leiderdorp. On September 21, 2016, he made his debut in the first team during the Ajax – Willem II (5-0) KNVB Cup game. The international has played in a total of 117 official games for Ajax and has scored 13 goals.
He won the Dutch national championship with Ajax last season, as well as the KNVB Cup. In 2018, De Ligt was the first defender ever to win the Golden Boy Award, the prize for best European player under 21 years of age.
Matthijs de Ligt
2017: Youngest player ever in a Europa League final
2018: Youngest Ajax captain ever
2018: Golden Boy Award
2019: Youngest Ajacied in the Club of 100
2019: Youngest captain ever in a Champions League semi-final