In order to free Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus Turin, FC Bayern apparently wants to dig deep into their pockets. The central defender could become the new record transfer from Munich.
Again “Gazetta dello Sport” reporter Alfredo Pedullà reported, FC Bayern is ready to put 80 million euros plus bonus payments for De Ligt on the table.
If the speculation comes true, the Dutchman could become the new record transfer from the German record champions. So far, this has been Lucas Hernández, who came from Atlético Madrid in 2019 for 80 million euros.
According to the report, the main reason why FC Bayern wants to invest such a large sum in de Ligt is that Chelsea are competing. The Blues have made an offer of 70 million euros plus 10 million euros in bonuses, it is said.
But FC Bayern has a clear advantage. According to “Sky” and “Sport1”, the defender wants to continue his career at Bayern. The Juve star has even promised the Munich team. That could still prove to be a trump card in poker for the national player.
De Ligt almost ended up at Bayern before moving from Ajax Amsterdam to Juventus in 2019. However, a deal did not come about at the time because the transfer fee was too high for Munich. The Italian top club reportedly paid 75 to 85 million euros for the 1.89 meter man.
It seems unlikely that FC Bayern will actually spend 80 million euros in this transfer window, after Sadio Mané (32 million euros), Ryan Gravenberch (18.5 million euros) and the free transfer Noussair Mazraoui have been signed.
Sané deal as a role model for de Ligt?
According to “Sport Bild”, the Bayern bosses are hoping that De Ligt really wants to go to Munich and insists on a change to the Bundesliga leader.
The transfer of Sadio Mané showed that this scenario is not unlikely. The Senegalese also had offers from other clubs. But because he absolutely wanted to go to Munich, Bayern secured his services at a comparatively low price. That’s exactly what the record champions hope for in the case of de Ligt.
Kahn responds to de Ligt rumours
In the meantime, CEO Oliver Kahn has commented on the ongoing rumors. He did not deny Munich’s alleged transfer efforts.
“We are very satisfied with the quality in the center,” said the 53-year-old to “kicker”, but emphasized: “But we can improve on the points of leadership, volume and presence.”