De Ligt Set to Join Bayern Munich
De Ligt is set to become Bayern Munich’s latest signing. After previously signing Noussair Mazraoui, Ryan Gravenberch, Sadio Mané. Bayern Munich adds Matthijs de Ligt to their formidable team.
Bayern Munich will pay an initial £59.5m (€70m) plus a further £8.5m (€10m) in add-ons for Matthijs de Ligt. However, he is expected to sign a five-year contract until the summer of 2027. The Dutch man Is set to have his medical in Munich today.
De Ligt Joins, Lewy Leaves
The departure of Robert Lewandowski has helped to fund the transfer of the dutchman. Robert Lewandowski has joins Barcelona for £42.5m (€50m) and now in Miami with his new teammates. The striker said via a video after joining up with his new team that. “Finally I am here and I am very happy to join Barcelona. “The last few days were very long days but in the end the deal was done so now I am going to focus on a new chapter in my life and a new challenge.
“I am still the guy who wants to win, not only the game but also the titles so I hope from the beginning of the season we will begin winning and go for the titles during the season and at the end of the season. “I always wanted to play in La Liga, I always wanted to play for the biggest clubs. It is the next step. Also for my private life, it was a new challenge. “I know that it’s time to get Barcelona back on track and I am here to help them get back to the top and to winning as many titles as possible.”
The club’s sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic, was recently in Turin to open negotiations with Juventus.
Chelsea Backed out
Chelsea were also in for the transfer of the Dutchman this summer. However, as they try to replace both Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, who left on free transfers. Furthermore they went on to sign Napoli defender Koulibaly for a fee of around £40 million.
De Ligt has spent the past three seasons with Juventus after joining from Ajax, and has won one Serie A title and one Coppa Italia during his time in Turin.