- Matthijs De Ligt will not be available for Juventus until November
- The 21-year-old underwent shoulder surgery this week in Rome after managing the pain all season long
- De Ligt joined the Old Lady last summer from Dutch League side Ajax
Juventus will be without the services of their defender Matthjs De Ligt at the start of the next campaign.
The Dutchman who arrived Turin last summer underwent a shoulder operation and has been ruled out for the next three months.
He was part of the triumphant Old Lady team that won ninth consecutive Serie A title at the end of the 2019-20 season but crashed out of the Champions League at the round f 16 stage.
Information released on the club website reveals that the centre-back has endured pain in that part of his body since the start of the season.
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However, the Turin club has now confirmed that he has successfully undergone surgery in Rome and he is expected to return in November.
The club on their official website said: "Matthijs de Ligt underwent stabilization surgery on his right shoulder this morning at the UPMC Salvator Mundi clinic in Rome.
"The surgery performed by Dr. Volker Mushal, assisted by doctors Bryson Lesniak and Fabrizio Margheritini, in the presence of Juventus health manager Luca Stefanini, was perfectly successful. Recovery times are approximately 3 months."
De Ligt had a shaky start to his Bianconeri career but went on to become one of the best young players in the Juve squad, scoring 4 goals in 26 league appearances.
His absence may cause Juve to rethink their transfer strategy, given that Giorgio Chiellini is still not 100%, leaving only Merih Demiral, himself returning from a lengthy layoff, and Daniele Rugani, who put in some poor performances at the end of the current campaign.
Legit.ng earlier reported that French midfielder Blaise Matuidi is no longer a Juventus player as he has officially left the club for the Major League Soccer.
The Serie A giants confirmed the departure of the 33-year old who is set to sign for Inter Miami in the US.
Matuidi is a veteran midfielder for France and was part of the side that won the World Cup in 2018. He still had one year left in his contract although his career with The Old Lady fizzled out last season.
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