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Bournemouth defender Ake: De Ligt has Van Dijk qualities

Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake has likened Matthijs de Ligt to Holland teammate Virgil van Dijk.

Ake can see similar qualities between Juventus defender De Ligt and Liverpool's Van Dijk.

He told Goal: "De Ligt is still so young, but he has played so many matches at the top level and for the Dutch national team. It's amazing what he's doing right now,.

"When you go to a new country and a new club, especially a club like Juventus, and you are 19-20 years old, it will be a change. Everyone has confidence in him. As you can see he is a fantastic player.

"He is fast, strong for his age, very good in the air and with the ball he is very good. He scores so much from set situations, he has many of the qualities that Van Dijk has."

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