Juventus are convinced that Matthijs de Ligt will choose them over the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona this summer, becoming the second higher earner at the club.

With Juve’s interest in the player having been well established throughout the Italian and Dutch media, we now enter the waiting phase to see whether the club are able to finalise terms and get the deal over the line ahead of next week.

De Ligt is reportedly still on holiday in the Bahamas and will return to Holland in the next 24 hours, shortly before a move is finalised.

Gazzetta Dello Sport highlight that De Ligt will become the clubs second highest earner behind Cristiano Ronaldo, earning close to €12m per year (net), in the form of a basic salary of €7.5m per year and easily attainable bonuses of €5m per year.

An important factor to consider with de Ligt’s potential move and any future transfers is the ‘Growth Decree’ which has been approved by the Italian Government.

It will allow clubs to pay lower income tax and applies to Italians and non-Italians who have resided outside of Italy for the past two years and are committed to reside in Italy for the next two years. Income tax for those individuals falls from 45% to 25%. (Source: ADP113)

A better explanation on Growth Decree can be found here.