De Ligt: Ronaldo asked me if I would join Juventus

REUTERS  Rafael Marchante

REUTERS Rafael Marchante

Portuguese and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was caught on camera having a brief exchange with Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt following Sunday's 1-0 victory over the Dutch squad in the UEFA Nations League finals, amid a flurry of speculation that de Ligt is about to switch clubs.

They were defeated by Tottenham in that semi-final battle, but the Eredivisie champions were able to take down reigning champions Real Madrid and Ronaldo's Juventus along the way, with De Ligt putting in standout performances in both ties. "I didn't understand him at first", De Ligt confirmed to Dutch publication NOS.

Manchester United, who are in the market for a new central defender this summer to bolster their limited options, are next in the betting at 4/1 (+400) to bring de Ligt to Old Trafford, but a lack of Champions League football next season could dent United's chances of luring him to England.

Barca thought they had an agreement in place with De Ligt in March, but have seen their offer bettered by clubs including Paris Saint-Germain, who believe they are leading the race.

"I will go on vacation now", the 19-year-old told TV Univision.

Portugal defeated the Netherlands 1-0 in the inaugural 2019 UEFA Nations League final to lift their second successive global title. "I am going to think about what's best for me and then I will decide".

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Morgan was then asked whether she felt like her team is damned if it scores and damned if it doesn't. To be respectful to opponents is to play hard against opponents", Ellis said.

"I don't know, I don't know", he said when asked where he will be next season.

De Jong admits he'd like for De Ligt to join him in Spain, but wouldn't want to influence his decision at the same time.

"My situation is I have a contract with Ajax and I am really happy", he said.

De Ligt appears certain to leave Ajax this summer but is still unsure of his destination.

"For a young player like me, it's important to go to a club where I can play consistently". You never know what is going to happen in the future but I can say nothing about that'.

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