Has the German record champion FC Bayern Munich been looking for a successor to Niklas Süle, who has migrated to BVB? According to a media report, sports director Hasan Salihamidzic is working on signing another top star. We’re talking about none other than Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt.
Despite the three transfers made so far by Sadio Mané, Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazraoui, FC Bayern’s squad planning is not complete. Because: The series champion is still looking for a new central defender.
According to data from “sky” FC Bayern has found a suitable and no less spectacular candidate in Matthijs de Ligt from Italy’s top club Juventus. That’s not all: According to the TV broadcaster, the Munich bosses are said to have already convinced the 22-year-old central defender of a change.
However, Bayern would have to dig deep into their pockets for a transfer. De Ligt still has a contract in Turin until 2024, Juventus should only be ready to talk from a transfer fee of 80 million euros. Team manager Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea are also said to be interested in the Dutch international, although the player should prefer a move to Munich.
Salihamidzic has had his eye on de Ligt for years
According to the report, the driving force on the part of FC Bayern is sports director Hasan Salihamidzic, who has been keeping an eye on the defender for years. Even before his move from Ajax Amsterdam to Juventus, de Ligt was associated with Bayern Munich. “Brazzo” wants to finally sign the 38-time national player this summer, according to “Sky”.
After the free transfer of Niklas Sül to rival Borussia Dortmund, coach Julian Nagelsmann is looking for a new head of defense. Matthijs de Ligt, who, like Bayern’s newcomer Ryan Gravenberch, was trained at Ajax Amsterdam, has been under contract for Juventus since 2019, with a transfer fee of 85.5 million euros being due at the time. Since then he has made 117 competitive appearances for Juve. He won the Italian championship and the Italian cup once with his club.