De Ligt, Kopa Award 2019

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Matthis De Ligt (20 years old) has been awarded the Kopa Prize for the best U21 soccer player of the last year. The Dutch Central He arrived last summer at Juventus in exchange for a total amount of 85 million, after captaining at Ajax in a sensational season, where he was one of the pillars of the amazing team of Ten Hag, semifinalist of the Champions, leaving Juventus on the road, precisely, in the quarterfinals. De Ligt, despite his age, showed a maturity and impressive technical conditions.

The most powerful clubs in Europe fought for their services Last summer, but he finally decided to accept Juventus' offer to play under Maurizio Sarri. Before, he had won the double with Ajax. De Ligt is a talent that came to the quarry of the Amsterdam team with eight years and carried out a vertiginous evolution. In 2016 he debuted with the first team and in 2017, as a starter, he became the youngest player to play a continental final with 17 years and 285 days. Ajax lost that Europa League at the hands of Manchester United, but De Ligt already showed his hierarchy.

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His next two seasons confirmed him as one of the best pearls of European football. Mainly, in the showcase of the Champions League, where he played with an insulting authority and trade, facing the best strikers on the continent. International also with the absolute selection, it has the glance put in the Eurocopa, forming next to Van Dijk one of the pairs of stronger centrals of the world.

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