De Ligt admits Ronaldo's role in Juventus move

Flattered by the forward's comments

Posted Saturday, July 20, 2019 by

De Ligt admits Ronaldo's role in Juventus move

While it was not the only factor, Matthijs De Ligt admitted that Cristiano Ronaldo's comments after the Netherlands faced Portugal in June played a part in his decision to join Juventus.

During his presentation as a Juventus player, the Dutch youngster was won over by the Old Lady due to their "real" interest in him.

However, De Ligt also referred back to his country's 1-0 defeat to Ronaldo's Portugal in the final of the UEFA Nations League as a flattering moment.

"At that time, I was thinking of where to go after the summer. I had an idea, but I wanted to decide after the Nations League, have a vacation and then go to a new club," he revealed.

"At that time (of the meeting between Portugal and Holland) I was almost sure, but it was very nice that a player like Cristiano asked me if I wanted to join Juventus," De Ligt mentioned.

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