Manchester City targeting Juventus defender De Ligt.

Man City de Ligt

Manchester City are currently targeting Matthijs De Ligt in the summer. He wants a move away from Juventus because they wanted to reduce his salary. His current salary is 12.5 million euros and they want to reduce it to 7.5 million euros. This obviously would upset the player and thus he wants a move away. Many Premier League clubs are interested. Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea are interested in signing him.

De ligt heavily wanted

Manchester City are linked to him thus Guardiola is interested in him. The defender also has two years left on his contract thus he might come for cheap. De Light has made 117 appearances for Juventus. He has also scored eight goals. Moreover, Juventus have not won Serie A in two seasons in a row and this angers the player. De Ligt came to Juventus expecting big success but that has not been achieved. He came expecting to win the Champions League but that has not been possible. These reasons are why he wants to leave the club.

At the moment, the player wants to go to Manchester City or Paris Saint Germain, or Liverpool. Manchester City are also looking at him because Pep was impressed by his consistency last season. Manchester City are struggling with injuries and de Ligt would prove to be a reliable defender for Manchester City.

Talks are being held with De Ligt and Manchester City. In addition to this, he has an immense 126 million pounds release clause thus only Manchester City are going to be capable of breaking that clause. This release clause becomes applicable in the summer. However, Juventus are willing to accept 54 million pounds for the transfer. Mino Riola who was de Ligt’s agent was also pushing for the transfer.

Barcelona and Chelsea are also targeting De Ligt. Chelsea wants him as a successor to Thiago Silva and it is Xavi’s dream to sign de Ligt at Barcelona.

What is sure is that De Ligt might leave this summer. What is unsure is where he will go? Manchester City are in pole position to sign the player but other clubs may catch up.

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