De Ligt ready to accept Liverpool move if he offers £197,000 a week
Liverpool and Man City had the best defensive record in the Premier League last season, conceded 26 goals and Alisson and Ederson shared the Golden Glove award.
Still, media reports suggest the Reds are looking to further strengthen their backline and Matthijs de Ligt is the center of attention.
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Last month, Calcio Mercato reported that the Anfield club are keen to land the Dutch international during the summer transfer window.
Most recently, the Italian news source mentioned that the centre-back currently earns around €12m per season and Juventus have offered him a new contract which will earn him €7.5m per season.
So it’s no surprise that the 22-year-old doesn’t want to put pen to paper. CM claims that the player would say yes to four clubs and one of them is Liverpool. It is reported that De Ligt is ready to sign for the Merseysiders if they offer him a deal worth €12m per season, or £197,000 per week.
The 36-cap international’s current deal with the Old Lady will expire in the summer of 2024 and he has a mammoth €120m release clause.
According to La Gazzetta Dello Sport (press image provided below), Juventus are looking to strike a new deal until 2025 with a release clause lowered from €70m to €80m. The famed outlet have revealed that if the youngster forces a move this summer, he could be sold for €70m (£59.8m).
De Ligt was the captain of the Ajax team that won the domestic double and reached the CL semi-finals in the 2018-19 campaign. He won the Serie A title in his first season in Italy and also won the Coppa Italia and the Italian Super Cup with the Bianconeri.
At the moment, Liverpool have sufficient quality and depth when it comes to central defence. Van Dijk, Matip, Gomez and Konate are the best players and therefore Klopp really doesn’t need to sign another centre-back this summer.