Juventus Transfers: No signs that Matthijs de Ligt wants to leave

Matthijs de Ligt is happy at Juventus and could sign a new contract with the club. (Photo by Enrico Locci/Getty Images)

Good news has emerged on the Matthijs de Ligt front with recent reports suggesting that the Dutchman has made no signals regarding a potential departure. He’s happy at Juventus.

Mino Raiola has tried his utmost to scupper De Ligt’s relationship with the Bianconeri. The super-agent said back in December that the defender was “ready for a new step” with various members of Europe’s elite, such as Barcelona and Chelsea, interesting in acquiring the former Ajax captain in 2022.

However, some suspected that Raiola’s media gamesmanship was a mere ploy to broker a more lucrative contract for De Ligt at Juventus, one that would reduce – or completely get rid of – the hefty release clause inserted in his current deal.

Matthijs de Ligt is happy at Juventus and has shown no signs of wanting to leave the club this summer

De Ligt has enjoyed a stellar season at Juventus and he recently helped Massimiliano Allegri’s side come from behind to beat Cagliari 2-1 by scoring his third Serie A goal of the season.

The 22-year-old, who was signed from Ajax in 2019 and struggled to assert himself during his first two years at the club, has come into his own during his third season. He has all the makings of a Juventus captain, and the Bianconeri will be hoping that they can tie down the Dutchman for the long haul despite Raiola’s influence.

Fortunately, there’s good news on that front. La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Giovanni Albanese (via @JuveFC) reports that De ligt ‘has not given any signals that suggest he wants to leave Juventus’ this summer.

Thus, the club are set to offer him a contract extension in the coming months with his current deal expiring in June 2024.

Juve will also look to find De Ligt’s long-term partner this summer as they attempt to refresh the centre-back position with Giorgio Chiellini potentially hanging up his boots or venturing across the Atlantic. The Bianconeri have been linked with moves for Antonio Rudiger and Gleison Bremer, while Federico Gatti, who was signed from Frosinone in January, will also join up with the first team.