Well, that's like your opinion man) Nesta debuted when he was like 17, became a captain of a very strong Lazio loaded with stars in 20 or 21. MDL is far more physically imposing, but Nesta was as good as they come in my book.
I haven't watched 19-20 year olds Maldini or Baresi to really compare them with De ligt, but for players who were around in the past 25 years I truly haven't seen any player as good as this guy. And I'm not saying this just because we signed him, i'd say it even if he ended up in any other club.
"We need to be in this. It's clear Juve are going to struggle to afford him, therefore they've tried to appeal to the player first. This is the same club that lives off free transfers and struggled to pay past €12 million for Darmian. Their wage bill must also be extortionate."