Cristiano Ronaldo took the opportunity to sound out Matthijs de Ligt over a potential move to Juventus, following the Nations League final. Ronaldo had just helped Portugal win the final, defeating the Netherlands 1-0, and was seen chatting to the 19-year-old Dutchman in the immediate aftermath of the game.
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De Ligt is in hot demand with the likes of Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona in the hunt, and it would appear that Ronaldo put in a word for Juve as well. “That could be true, yes,” the player said, when asked if Ronaldo had sounded him out. “I didn’t understand him at first. I was a little shocked, so I laughed, but I didn’t say anything.
“Shortly after the game you are not at all concerned with it, you are disappointed you have lost and that is the only thing you are thinking about.” Juventus are not thought to be in the hunt for a new central defender this summer, but that could all change depending on who is confirmed as the Bianconeri’s new coach.