Matthijs De Ligt has matured at Juventus and his value has now grown to be worth more than the €75m Juventus paid for his services.
After a rocky start at the club, De Ligt has impressed and reminds everyone of why Juventus signed him the most expensive defender of all time.
Young defenders with grit, a calm head and the required technicality are not easy to come by in this modern day.
So for a centre-back at 19 (De Ligt) to exhibit all of these qualities, it’s no surprise a host of clubs wanted him before Juventus won the battle.
Add the fact being just a teenager, he already showed leadership qualities and was captain at Ajax.
The Dutchman didn’t have the best of starts to Italian football but has regained composure to be a reliable figure for Maurizio Sarri.
Even in the toughest moments – such as the first leg against Lyon in Champions League – he has been one of the best for Maurizio Sarri’s team.
Meaning the youngster can no longer be described as a flop.
Juventus paid €75m for De Ligt and Tuttosport h/t by Calciomeracto now claim that the value of the player has gone over that at the moment.
De Ligt continues to grow and has a bright future ahead of him, but on a club and national level.