A Dutch press report, revealed a new development on the transfer of Ajax defender Matthias de Ligt to Juventus this summer.
According to Dutch newspaper Die Telegraaf, Juventus’s €50 million offer, without counting the variables, to join De Licht, has frozen talks with Ajax.
The Italian club has reached an agreement with De Ligt to play for the next five seasons, but Ajax sees a 50 million euro bid as too low, according to the most widely-circulated newspaper in the Netherlands.
Negotiations between the two sides have reached a standstill.
The stalemate is due to an agreement reached by De Ligt and Ajax last summer, which meant that the player would have been able to move to another team if the latter offered between 45 and 50 million euros, but the management of the Dutch club now considers this value insufficient.
The agreement between the player and the club has been witnessed by witnesses, such as the father of De Ligt, Frank, and one of his advisers Barry Holoshov, but not officially documented in writing.
De Ligt’s agent, Mino Raiola, told the newspaper that the player was not considering referring the matter to the courts, but stressed there were agreements between Matthias and Ajax.