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De Ligt leaning towards Juventus thanks to 'Man Utd hero Ronaldo'

Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt has hinted he's ready to choose Juventus as his next club.

And the Dutchman admits Cristiano Ronaldo will be a big influence on his decision.

"During the season, at the club, and during the various competitions, you really do not have time to reflect. But there are times when I realise that this is not normal. Like recently, when I dined with my football friends of the past," he recalled.

"Adidas organised that dinner. There were also childhood friends and we started remembering. We came to the conclusion that I always wanted to be Cristiano Ronaldo when we played football in the garden . That was especially in his time when he played for Manchester United.

"My first football shirt was also his. That dinner was right after the games with Juventus, in which I had to fight with Ronaldo himself, something that is really special."

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