Matthijs de Ligt's agent Mino Raiola said on Wednesday that his client's transfer from Ajax to Juventus was the best move for his career.
"It's not about who wanted him more or wanted him less, but about the club that is more fit for him, for his style and for his career as well. Furthermore, for a defender to come to play in Italy is something important. He can learn and he can train in his mind to become one of the strongest, if not the strongest player in the world" said Raiola.
De Ligt is expected to sign a contract worth 8 million euros per season before being formally presented on Thursday.
The 19-year-old De Ligt was captain of the Ajax squad that reached the Champions League semi-finals last season, having scored the winning goal against Juventus in the quarter-finals.