The subject of a successful transfer in the summer of 2019, who was constantly linked with Man Utd, admitted that he “regrets” the choice he made, according to a report.
Male Utd were looking for a commanding center-half in the 2019 summer transfer window. Several players were linked with the club before Leicester City’s Harry Maguire signed on the dotted line. One star who was on the move that summer in a different direction was the Dutch defender, Matthijs de Ligt.
Fresh off a national brace and reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League, Ajax were on the verge of a major overhaul of their squad.
Frenkie De Jong has left for Barcelona, while De Ligt are said to agree to the terms of a £ 67.5million transfer to Juventus.
Middle half quickly described three reasons he chose the Turin club over Man Utd, but since his move, De Ligt’s career has stalled.
The drop in form combined with the difficulty getting to grips with the more tactical Italian league would have left De Ligt with transfer ‘regrets’.
Juventus narrowly qualified for next season’s Champions League after reshuffling Napoli on the final day of Serie A.
Nonetheless, the Old Lady has endured a scorching campaign and De Ligt is believed to be a victim to come.
Man Utd has often been linked with De Ligt both before and after moving to Italy.
However, a stint at Camp Nou would be “the most interesting” for him. Although Barcelona’s current financial situation does not lend itself to sanctioning huge transfers.
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Meanwhile, AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma looks set to go on a free transfer this summer and a move to Manchester United has been widely touted in the Italian press.
The 22-year-old is out of contract next month and there is no indication he is signing a new deal at the San Siro. Aaccording to Tuttosport, Milan have imposed a deadline of May 23 for the player to decide his future. That date has since passed and the player’s future is unlikely to be at Milan.
Chelsea and Manchester United have been mentioned as contenders by Tuttosport. And now Corriere dello Sport pushed the claims of the latter.
“Watch out for Manchester United,” read Wednesday, with the newspaper almost confirming that Donnarumma’s time is up.
Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan completed a medical examination before his transfer to AC Milan, according to Fabrizio Romano.
And that will mark the departure of Donnarumma “Who will inevitably have a multitude of suitors in the months to come who are fighting for his services”.
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