De Ligt reveals what Ronaldo told him

Cristiano Ronaldo asked Matthijs de Ligt to join him at Juventus after the pair met in the UEFA Nations League final on Sunday.

De Ligt was on the losing side as Portugal built on their Euro 2016 to claim yet another crown with a 1-0 victory, but the Ajax defender was seen laughing with Ronaldo after the final whistle.

“Ronaldo asked me to go to Juventus,” De Ligt revealed in the mixed zone after the defeat.

“I was surprised by his request, which is why I laughed.

“I didn’t understand him at first.”

De Ligt is wanted by many of Europe’s elite, notably Barcelona, but he’s only thinking about taking some time off now.

“I’m going on holidays now,” he said.

“I’m going to think about what’s best for me and then I’ll decide.

“It’s important for a young player to play, that’s the only thing I’m sure of.”