The contract negotiations between Matthijs de Ligt and Juventus Turin. Liverpool FC, who are looking for new defensive players, could benefit from this.

De Ligt is probably planning a farewell: Liverpool could sign the next star central defender this summer. Because Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus Turin is unlikely to extend his contract with the “old lady”. The “Reds” could seize the opportunity and bring the Dutchman to Anfield this summer. After all, the 22-year-old already seems to be planning the next step in his career.

Short, compact, clear

Exit clause is becoming more expensive: De Ligt’s contract runs until 2024 – the exit clause is a generous 120 million euros. Nevertheless, a commitment this summer would be worthwhile for Liverpool, because said clause will increase by a further 20 million euros next year and with it the risk that the 22-year-old will extend his contract with “Juve” after all.

Lots of competition: Not only Liverpool, but also Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea are interested in the young central defender. Until recently, Real Madrid was still considered a hot candidate in the race for the Dutchman, but after Antonio Rüdiger’s commitment, the royals are no longer looking.