Matthijs de Ligt discussed his appreciation for Italian defending following his move to Juventus.

De Ligt joined Juventus for $84 million.

“I’ve always been fascinated by the Italian art of defending. Many of the players I look up to are Italian: Maldini, Baresi, Nesta, Cannavaro, Scirea... I could go on. I fell in love with how Italian clubs defend," said de Ligt, who chose Juventus over PSG and Barcelona.