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Matthijs de Ligt: Why Juventus over PSG, Barcelona

Juventus signing Matthijs de Ligt admits Fabio Cannavaro influenced his choice.

De Ligt chose to sign for Juve ahead of PSG and Barcelona.

The former Ajax captain explained: "My future? I thought about it a lot, I decided to wait until the end of the holidays. I made my decision to leave after the semi final with Ajax last year.

"Many people talk about me, I want to give the best of myself. As a child, I loved Fabio Cannavaro a lot and that's why I wore the Juventus jersey (when he was a child).

"I'm a fan of Juve since I was a child. Why Juve and not Barça or Paris? As I said, it was a long process. Italy has a great tradition of defence. For me, it's a big challenge, Juve then showed me that they really believed in me and that they wanted me strongly."

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