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Legrottaglie: I've never seen De Ligt lead Juventus

Sun 26 June 2022 | 16:57

Nicola Legrottaglie, who used to play for Juventus, says that Matthijs de Ligt has a lot of good qualities but might not be the best fit for the team.

Former Bianconeri defender

Nicola Legrottaglie

says that

Matthijs de Ligt

has never shown "real leadership" at Juventus and that the club might do well to get rid of him. The Netherlands center-back is signed to play at the

Allianz Stadium

until June 2024, but after three years in Italy, he could be on the move soon.

Chelsea has been rumored to be interested in the 22-year-old player, who has been a regular in the middle of

Juventus

' defense since July 2019, when he moved there from Ajax for €85.5 million. The center-back has played in 117 games in all competitions, scored eight goals, and won the Serie A championship in his first season.

Even though De Ligt has only made one mistake that led to a goal in 87 Serie A games, Legrottaglie is not completely sold on him. Legrottaglie said, "If the boy was really sure he wanted to leave, I don't know how much it would be better for Juventus to keep him at home against his will." The Chelsea rumor is now going around.

Legrottaglie, who also played for Italy, thinks that there are many things about De Ligt's game that are good. Legrottaglie told Tuttojuve.com, "In terms of traits, I've always liked the player." "I think, though, that he has never really gotten to know the place. "I've never seen him really lead. From the outside, he seems to be a little bit apart from the group. Let's say he didn't do everything he could to make people like him."

De Ligt said that Torino center-back Gleison Bremer and Napoli center-back

Kalidou Koulibaly

might be able to help strengthen the Juventus defense. This is because Juventus has finished fourth in Serie A the last two years. He also mentioned that these players might be expensive and said: "It's not always true that having a strong champion makes you better, especially on defense. What matters is the work of the department, which often makes up for the quality of the individual."

Early in June, De Ligt told the Dutch news outlet NOS that talks had been going on about his future with Juventus. He also said: "When the time comes, I'll decide if I want to stay or if I want to move on.

"When it comes to a sports project, I always think about what is best for me. Getting fourth place two times in a row isn't good enough. We need to move in that direction."


source: SportMob

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