Jakarta (Beritamu.co.id) – English Premier League club Chelsea are reportedly looking to sign defender Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus after losing two players in their back line in the transfer market this summer. .
Quoted by Sky Sports on Thursday, Chelsea are known to have had to lose Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, who both opted to leave Stamford Bridge after their contracts expired at the end of the month.
Chelsea are now trying to bring in top-tier defenders to make their backline competitive in next season’s competition, one of whom is De Ligt.
De Ligt has a release clause of 120 million euros in his contract with Juventus, which expires in 2024, and the club will only accept offers close to that figure.
In the summer of 2019, Juventus paid 75 million euros to Ajax to sign De Ligt for five years. This price also makes the Dutch player the most expensive defender in the history of Italian football.
Before moving to Juventus, De Ligt was Ajax’s youngest captain and led the Dutch League club to domestic titles and the League Cup, as well as the Champions League semi-finals despite being knocked out by Tottenham Hotspur.
Last season, the 22-year-old made 42 appearances in various competitions for the Bianconeri, scoring three goals and providing an assist in a total of 3,691 minutes played.
During his time at Juventus, De Ligt appeared in 117 games in various competitions and contributed 8 goals and 3 assists. In addition, he also presented an Italian League title, Coppa Italia and Italian Super Cup.
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