€75M centre-back tipped to consider Man City as next move - Barcelona also name checked

Juventus and former Ajax centre-back Matthijs De Ligt could consider a move to Manchester City upon the expiry of his current Juventus deal, claims former Ajax forward, Bryan Roy.
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Juventus and former Ajax centre-back Matthijs De Ligt could consider a move to Manchester City upon the expiry of his current Juventus deal, claims former Ajax forward, Bryan Roy.

The Dutchman was previously linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium on the heels of captaining Ajax to a Champions League semi-final back in 2019 - all of this at the tender age of 19.

The performances of the young defender turned the head of all of the big boys in European football, with De Ligt ultimately signing for Juventus for a reported fee in the region of €75 million.

However, according to a report from Sport Witness, former Ajax winger Bryan Roy suggests that Mattijs De Ligt may not remain at the Serie A side when his contract edges towards it's expiry in 2024.

“He’ll make his last year, close the three years with the Juventus shirt and then he will go away. This is my thought. Where? I don’t know, I believe in one between Barcelona and Manchester City", said Roy.

The defender will be 26 by that time, making him a prime age for another big money move - and while Manchester City currently have a star studded crop of central defenders, a lot can certainly change in three years especially in the ever-changing football landscape.


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