De Ligt: Ronaldo tells Man United target to snub Old Trafford switch to join Juventus

De Ligt: Ronaldo tells Man United target to snub Old Trafford switch to join Juventus

- Man United are among top European clubs interested in the services of De Ligt this summer

- Ronaldo has however asked the Dutch wonderkid to snub all offers and join him at Juventus

- The two had a brief chat in the aftermath of Portugal's Nations' League win over Netherlands

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Ajax wonderkid Matthijs de Ligt has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo told him to join Juventus this summer despite Manchester United links.

The teenage sensation shot to prominence in the 2018/19 season after guiding Ajax to their first domestic double in 17 years.

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His exploits in the Champions League have also seen him become a hot prospect in Europe, attracting the attention of top clubs including United, Barcelona and Liverpool.

Juventus have also been heavily linked with De Ligt who had a chat with Ronaldo moments after Portugal's UEFA Nations League over Netherlands on Sunday, June 9.

Ronaldo eventually gave the 19-year-old defender a playful pat on the head after their brief chat to set tongues wagging.

De Ligt has however lifted the lid on what the five-time Ballon d'Or winner told him.

Asked whether Ronaldo had urged him to join Juventus, De Ligt told Dutch publication NOS: "That could well be true."

When pressed, De Ligt admitted that Ronaldo had asked him to join Juventus, stating: "I was a bit shocked, that’s why I laughed. But I didn’t say anything."

The youngster has since disclosed he will head for a short break before making a decision on his next destination.

It is believed United have already offered him a massive £350,000-a-week wages to seal a summer move to Old Trafford.

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