Bayern Munich might need misplaced Robert Lewandowski this summer season, however they’ve nonetheless been capable of flex their muscle tissues. Beforehand the Bavarians had already secured the signing of Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and now they’ve strengthened their defence with the addition of Matthijs de Ligt.
The 22-year-old Dutch defender arrives in Munich after three seasons with Juventus, following a £64m (€75m) transfer from Ajax. De Ligt didn’t hit the identical ranges he exhibited throughout his Champions League run with Ajax, however remains to be considered one of many most interesting defenders within the recreation.
— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) July 19, 2022
Chelsea have been believed to have been taken with de Ligt, however appear to have turned their attentions elsewhere after it grew to become clear Bayern have been in pole place. In line with Fabrizio Romano, the deal works out as €70m (£59.71m) +€10m (£8.4m) in add-ons. That makes de Ligt’s switch the third-most costly of the summer season together with add-ons as per Football Transfers, after Darwin Nunez to Liverpool and Aurelien Tchouameni to Actual Madrid.
Official, confirmed. Bayern have now accomplished the signing of Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus on a 5-year deal till 2027. ?? #FCBayern
Bayern can pay €70m assured payment plus €10m in add-ons. pic.twitter.com/EZJKQ5j2Ri
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 19, 2022
It additionally reveals a robust intention for Europe’s greater contenders to try to strengthen within the face of competitors from the Premier League. Final season three of the 4 Champions League semi-finalists have been Premier League groups and the likes of Bayern shall be eager to arrest that developement.