De Ligt sends Marquinhos to Juventus


WithMatthijs de Ligt in advanced talks with PSG, it’s reported this’ll open the door for Marquinhos to join Juventus.

Sky Sport Italia claimed last night that agent Mino Raiola was flying in to close the deal with Paris Saint-Germain for the Ajax defender at a cost of €80m, beating competition from Barcelona, Manchester United and Juve.

Sport Mediaset note this makes it more likely the Ligue 1 side will sell Marquinhos to make way for the Dutch starlet and Juve are ready to pounce.

The Brazilian is still only 25 years old, but has a great deal of experience first at Roma in 2012-13 and then after his €31m transfer to Paris.

He made 44 competitive appearances for PSG this season, scoring four goals and providing two assists.

Marquinhos would be ideal for the new Juve, as he combines youth with experience, plus versatility, able to play in a slightly more advanced role.

The cost of the operation would be around €60m, but still considerably less than the relatively untested De Ligt.

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