Matthijs de Ligt’s situation at Juventus has seen Mino Raiola initiate talks with Manchester City and a few other clubs, according to Calciomercato.
It’s claimed the defender is not a ‘permanent player’, neither for the Serie A side, nor for the Netherlands, even though he is a regular for the Old Lady.
The 22-year-old hasn’t had any complaints with his life at the Turin club since he knows he represents the future of the club.
However, his representative views the situation differently, which is why he has ‘different ideas’. As per the report, the super-agent ‘has had some contacts’ with the top European clubs, including Pep Guardiola’s side.
Raiola ‘scares’ the Italian giants, but it ‘will not be easy’ to take his client to another club next summer, because of the Dutchman’s €150m release clause.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side are of the belief not many clubs will be in a position to offer these figures at a time of economic crisis. It’s worth pointing out City invested £100m on Jack Grealish in the summer.
Juve, who don’t want to let the player leave, are ‘not willing to grant discounts’ for De Ligt. In other words, if City or any club want to sign the former Ajax man, they have to pay his €150m release clause.