One of the summer window’s biggest transfer sagas is officially over after it was revealed that the 19-year-old has chosen to join the Italian giants on a five-year deal.
Barcelona were supposed to be the destination for the former Ajax captain, who guided the Dutch side to a league double last season, while they also progressed through to the last four of the Champions League.
De Ligt was initially anticipated to join former Ajax team-mate Frenkie de Jong at Barcelona but wage demands led to Juventus swooping for his signature.
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United were also interested in his services but ultimately the lack of Champions League football on offer played a huge part in the teenager rejecting the Red Devils’ advances.
Fans have now reacted to the final nail in the coffin of the De Ligt transfer saga with a mixture of emotions. Some are glad the story is finally over, while others are frustrated by the relative cheapness of the £67.5million deal in comparison to United’s pursuit of Harry Maguire . There is another section of support who insist there was never any chance of De Ligt signing for the club anyway.