Manchester United are reportedly considering plotting a sensational swoop for Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt this summer. The centre-back has struggled to settle in Italy after joining the Serie A club from Ajax in 2019.
United were also linked De Ligt last summer before completing his £67.5million move to Juventus.
Upon joining the Turin side, De Ligt said: “I’m still young but I feel like I’ve got a lot of experience for a 19-year-old.
“After the Nations League final I was already sure that I wanted to join Juventus, but it was still a big compliment to have Cristiano Ronaldo ask me to come here.”
The defender added: “There are four competitions and we want to win them all. This is the Juventus mentality.
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“I came here because Italy is one of the most important countries for defenders. Juventus is a great forward step for me.”
The Daily Star reports United could move for the 20-year-old again this summer and use midfielder Paul Pogba as part of the bid.
How much does Matthijs de Ligt earn?
De Ligt was handed a huge five-year contract when he completed his move to Juventus.
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According to The Guardian, the Dutchman is paid a base salary of £14.5m per season, which could rise to £21.7m with add-ons.
That means he earns approximately £280,000 per week but could potentially take home a weekly wage of £417,000 if all the add-ons are achieved.
Speaking about his time in Serie A so far, De Ligt told Ziggo Sport: “There are more eyes on you and people expect a great deal, all of which is new compared to my time at Ajax.
“I think that I’ve done well in every match since the start of November and I am happy that the club has faith in me.
“I was on the bench for a little while and talked it over with the coach. I then had that problem with my shoulder and then a groin strain, so I couldn’t train.
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“The coach told me very clearly: ‘Calm down, we need you further along in the season and in your best shape, so there’s no rush.’
“I also had to learn the language, as at the start it was just me and Aaron Ramsey who couldn’t speak Italian. We both spoke English, so spent a lot of time together.
“[Giorgio] Chiellini also speaks English and he helped me a great deal.
“It was tough at first, when we sat around the table and everyone spoke Italian, but I took lessons along with my girlfriend.”
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