‘Matthijs does not regret choosing Juve’: Manchester United will have to do work to lure De Ligt to Old Trafford, the defender’s father-in-law reveals
- Matthijs De Ligt chose Juventus over many other clubs last summer
- Manchester United has now been linked to the signature of the Dutchman
- His father-in-law has said that he is happy with life for the Serie A champions
Matthijs De Ligt has ‘no regrets’ about moving to Juventus last summer after rumors have now linked him to a move to Manchester United.
Ajax’s 20-year move to reigning Serie A champion for £ 67.5 million last summer on a five-year deal.
But there are claims that he could move on after just one season, with the Red Devils reportedly raving about the youngster with potentially available funds if they sold Paul Pogba.
Matthijs De Ligt has been associated with a departure from Juventus after just a year with the club
However, Keje Molenaar, father of De Ligt’s partner Annekee, has finished the conversations with the central defender this summer.
The former Dutchman told the Italian outlet Tutto Juve: ‘These are simple rumors, that’s all, there is nothing left to say.
“Matthijs doesn’t regret choosing Juve, he and Annekee are having a great time in Turin and maybe they can spend a little more time in Italy.
“Juventus took care of them perfectly.”
De Ligt has played for the Bianconeri 27 times since he joined the club last summer and scored twice.
The winner of the 2018 Golden Boy Prize is one of the most valued defenders in world football, after he became largely known last season during the semi-finals of the Champions League in Ajax last season.
The early months of his time in Turin were difficult, not helped by an erroneous debut against Napoli, but he has improved for the club since the turn of the year.
De Ligt initially had trouble adjusting to life at Juventus after an impressive time at Ajax
Although Manchester United completed the signing of current club captain Harry Maguire to strengthen their defenses last summer, it is believed that their defenses need some reinforcement in the future.
United should monitor De Ligt’s situation in case Juventus decides to limit their losses.
They are aware that the player’s agent, Mino Raiola, has a reputation for moving his customers quickly and hopes that the 20-year-old will be available.