JUVENTUS, GAZZETTA- As of today, as reported by the Gazzetta Juventus is really ready to greet its Dutch defender, direction of the Bundesliga.
Juventus, Gazzetta: “De Ligt to greet the Bianconeri”
“The turning point Actually in Monaco they are convinced that everything is already done: the agreement with the player, a five-year deal at 12 million euros (plus bonuses) per season, was already there and with the new offer, which will come formalized in the next few hours, they are certain that Juventus will also capitulate. From Continassa they remain more cautious but in any case they do not deny the (frequent) contacts of the last few days that have contributed to bringing the two clubs together. De Ligt has a release clause of 120 million and a contract expiring in 2024, with a salary of 8 million plus 4 of bonuses that make him the highest paid player of the Lady.
At the request of the Dutchman’s agent, Rafaela Pimenta, to lower the clause to facilitate the sale, the discussions for the renewal came to a halt next summer, then first Chelsea and then Bayern and Juventus came forward. He realized it wasn’t going to be easy to hold him back. But he kept the bar straight, sending back the first German offer of 60 million plus 10 of bonuses (of which 5 very easy to reach). Former Brazzo Salihamidzic, now manager at Bayern, returned home with nothing but the certainty that by upping the ante he could close quickly. Then the money from Lewandowski’s sale came to help. So yesterday Bayern launched the decisive attack, reaching those fateful 80 million ”.