Manchester United keen on Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt
According to ESPN (h/t Standard), Manchester United are keen to make a fresh move for Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt and are monitoring his condition.
The 20-year-old moved to Italy on the back of an impressive season with Ajax. Things have not worked out as expected in Turin as expected.
The Red Devils were one of the teams keen on the player last summer. Despite losing out to Juventus, we have continued to track the Dutch wonderkid.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is an avid fan of the player. Despite looking to bolster his attack in the coming window, the Norwegian is keen to bring in a partner for Harry Maguire.
A key player at Ajax, De Ligt has failed to live up to his reputation at the heart of the Juventus defence. According to the report, he could be allowed to leave the club.
In spite of his recent struggles, De Ligt is one of the best young defenders in the world and will be a worthwhile addition.
Juventus are one of the sides keen on United star Paul Pogba. The Frenchman spent an impressive spell in Turin before returning to Old Trafford.
His future is currently up in the air with United placing a valuation of £150million for the World Cup winner. Juventus could offset the cost by throwing in De Ligt as a makeweight. The agreement would surely suit both parties.
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De Ligt is an extremely talented player who is still young. He has all the potential to turn into a world-class defender in the future.
United have made a couple of astute signings in the recent past in Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Bruno Fernandes.
In the Dutchman, we could make another. Is Matthijs de Ligt at the end of the tunnel? We sure hope so.