Cristiano Ronaldo asked Matthijs de Ligt to join Juventus after Portugal's 1-0 UEFA Nations League final win over Netherlands on Sunday, the defender has revealed. 

Ronaldo approached De Ligt at the final whistle and the pair shared a laugh.

De Ligt told NOS (h/t MailOnline's Will Griffee) what happened: "He asked me to come to Juventus. I was a little shocked by that question. That's why I laughed. I didn't understand him at first."

The Ajax starlet has been linked with a move to the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool this summer.

"Now I will go on vacation. I'll think carefully about what is best for me and then I'll decide," he added. "For a young player like me, it's important to go to a club where I can play consistently. That's the main issue."