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

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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