Matthijs de Ligt in action for the Netherlands against Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo in the Nations League Final at Estadio do Dragao in Porto. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Ajax’s teenage centre back Matthijs de Ligt has agreed a deal to join Italian champions Juventus according to reports in Italy. According to Sky Ital(...)

Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax celebrates victory with his team in Turin. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Matthijs de Ligt believes Ajax’s young team have shown they are a match for anyone after he scored the goal against Juventus that took them to the Cha(...)

FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu  with Dutch player Frenkie de Jong,  in Amsterdam last week. Barcelona has announced signing the Ajax midfielder for €75 million plus a possible €11 million in add-ons. Photograph:  EPA

What sort of emotions do footballers feel upon signing the contract that takes them to one of the biggest clubs in the world? Jubilation, exhilaration(...)

Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt: his international baptism of fire ended in humiliating substitution after 45 minutes. Photograph: Nicolas Lambert/AFP/Getty Images

“What can you say, this is a nightmare,” said Arjen Robben, in the wake of his country’s latest footballing horror show: defeat at the hands of a fair(...)