Former Lazio defender and Manchester City coach, Angelo Gregucci, has stated it would be a huge mistake for Juventus to sell Matthijs de Ligt for anything less than £70 million
The Liverpool target has been linked with some of Europe’s top clubs in recent weeks, and a departure for the Dutch defender could be on the horizon.
De Ligt has been at Juventus for 3 years but hasn't really hit the heights that were expected of him after signing for the Serie A powerhouses for £68 million as a 19-year-old.
Despite being continuously linked with a move away from the club, Gregucci believes it would be a huge mistake to not make a profit on the Defender this summer.
Speaking to Tuttomercadoweb, Gregucci had this to say: “If Juventus does not sell de Ligt for more than 80 million euros (£70m), in my opinion it would be a huge mistake”.
“I say it is a huge mistake. You will never find a player born in 1999 with the Dutchman’s experience. (Kalidou) Koulibaly is a top defender but he is older.”
Liverpool have been linked with a move for de Ligt in recent weeks but they would likely be priced out of a deal for the Dutch international, should they intend on making a move.
As well as Liverpool, de Ligt has recently been linked with a move to Chelsea as they look to fill the gaps left by Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.
It has also been reported that Chelsea would be willing to pay the €70-80 million transfer fee plus German striker Timo Werner in a deal that could take the total value to around €100 million.
Juventus seem to be preparing for the departure of de Ligt, as links to the signing of PSG defender, Presnel Kimpembe have started to be reported.
Speaking to Italian outlet, Tuttosport, Juventus CEO Maurizio Arrivabene recently had this to say about outgoing Juventus players.
He said: “Today, keeping a player who wants to leave is impossible."
It’s not always about the money and if one wants to go, you don’t just tell him: ok, go ahead.”
“It’s hard to keep a player, but all those sitting at the table of negotiations must be satisfied. Who has the money wins.”
With Arrivabene’s statement essentially confirming interest in de Ligt, this transfer saga will be one to follow until the end of the transfer window.
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