Matthijs De Ligt Is 'The Best Defender Out There,' Says Fabio Capello

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"If Juve sign De Ligt then it's over [the title race]".

According to "Tuttosport", Juventus have agreed personal terms with the player and thanks to the advice of his agent, Mino Raiola, de Ligt will earn around €10m per season. "Again. And we go directly to the season after", the ex-Juventus and England boss told Corriere dello Sport.

The likes of Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, as well as Liverpool and Manchester City, were interested in signing him.

De Ligt reportedly asked for a salary of around 12 million Euros a season, which Barcelona have no intention of meeting - although Juventus and even PSG do.

"With him, Juve will have hit the jackpot". Those closest to him believe that the Spanish champions would be a better option for the 19 year-old to grow as a player and win trophies, aside from the financial implications.

"Let me be clear".

Recent reports have suggested that De Ligt has identified Juventus as his ideal destination this summer, and Capello believes that this will make the Italian giants too strong for their competitors next season. When I talk about others, I'm referring exclusively to Napoli and Inter.

And the Old Lady have now emerged as one of the favourites to land the Dutch centre-back, who was recently named the best under-20 player in the world in L'Équipe's rankings.

"I was a bit shocked, that's why I laughed".

"Shortly after the game, you are not at all concerned with it, you are disappointed you have lost and that is the only thing you are thinking about".

It was rumoured that one of the reasons why de Ligt is leading away from a move to Barcelona has to do with the lack of playing time that he may contend with should he move there.

De Ligt scored against Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur in Ajax's incredible run to the Champions League semi-finals.

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