De ligt joins Christiano Ronaldo in Juventus.
De ligt moves from Ajax to Turin. PHOTO | Sky sports

Juventus has signed Ajax star de ligt. Barcelona has been following up on his signing but according to the player-manager, he said that Barcelona used fake and shortcut deals.

Mino Raiola, the agent of Matthijs de Ligt, has hit out at those in the media who reported his client would be signing for Barcelona as he closes in on a move to Juventus.

De Ligt landed in Turin on Tuesday evening and underwent a medical on Wednesday ahead of completing a move from Ajax that will cost the Bianconeri €75 million (£68m/$84m) if all add-ons and bonus requirements are met.

"Barcelona? You all wrote so much bullsh*t!" Raiola told reporters in Turin when asked whether De Ligt was making the right choice in joining the Italian champions.

"It’s not a question of who wanted him most, but Juve is the best team for him. For a defender, it is important to come to Italy. If you are to become the greatest in the world, it is a necessary stage.

"He's the number one among the youngsters. He's like [Pavel] Nedved, maybe more than him, for his mentality and he's like Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] for his ambition. He has it all."

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