Juventus land defender De Ligt from Ajax

Matthijs de Ligt (left). (AFP pic)

TURIN: Netherlands teenage centre back Matthijs de Ligt has agreed on a deal to join Italian champions Juventus from Ajax Amsterdam, Sky Italy reported on Saturday.

According to the report, Juventus will pay 62 million pounds (US$78.99 million) for the Ajax captain, 19, who was one of the key players in the Dutch side’s thrilling run to the Champions League semi-finals.