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Matthijs de Ligt has arrived in Turin!

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Ending the long standing transfer speculations with Barcelona, Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt has arrived in Turin to complete his £67.5m move to Serie A champions Juventus.

The 19-year-old, who had been linked with a host of top European clubs including Manchester United, Barcelona and Paris-St Germain, led the Dutch giants to the Champions League semi-finals last season.

The defender who reached Juventus headquarters on his private jet said: “I am happy to be here.”

De Light made his debut the Dutch league in 2016 and has won the Eredivisie and Dutch Cup, and was a Europa League finalist in 2017.

The club’s youngest ever captain has scored eight goals in 77 league appearances for the Amsterdam club. He scored the winning goal against Juve to send Ajax through to the Champions League semi-finals, where they lost to Tottenham.

De Ligt made his international debut for the Netherlands in March 2017, despite having started just two league games for Ajax at the time.

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