The Juventus has raised the offer for the Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt to 67 million euros and wants to present it in Turin this Saturday, published the Dutch newspaper From Telegraaf this Thursday in its print edition. The proposal is higher than the 50 million, without counting bonuses, put on the table by the Vecchia Signora this Monday and is close to the 75 million demanded by Ajax.
Of present the player on Saturday, the Italians would prevent him from traveling with his current team to Austria to officially start the preseason. Instead, he would join the summer tour that Juventus plans to do in Asia.
Ajax demands 75 million for the center and Juve offers 67
De Ligt, 19, already has an agreement with the management of the Italian squad to sign a five-year contract and collect about 14 million euros gross per year, according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad. "The question remains, above all, not if the player goes to Italy, but when he does," said the newspaper.
The transfer would force Ajax to find a replacement for the defense and one of the candidates would be Mexican player Edson Álvarez, 21 years old.