As Barcelona make their final push to sign 19-year-old Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt, one man is stepping up efforts to convince the starlet otherwise.

That's right — Superstar tried to recruit the young captain to Turin following 's one nil victory over Holland in the inaugural UEFA Nations League final.

Said de Ligt: “Cristiano asked me to join Juventus. I was slightly shocked by the question, this is why I was laughing. I hadn't understood what he said originally. I was still thinking about the loss.”

Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in signing De Ligt.

The teen is one of the most exciting prospects in world football with 17 caps and two for the Netherlands. The center-back also led his club side Ajax to a league and cup double before bowing out of the Champions League semi-finals against Tottenham.

Can the GOAT's post-game advice get into the head and heart of de Ligt? Don't be surprised if we see de Ligt in the black and white stripes next season.