Report: Juventus star Matthias de Ligt agrees to join Bayern Munich despite Chelsea interest

According to Keri Hao’s report from Sports 1And the Bayern Munich Agree to personal terms with Juventus Defender Matthijs de Ligt. The 22-year-old Dutchman would rather move to Germany than possibly join Chelsea Football ClubAnd his salary should not be an obstacle in the way of moving. For now, the main obstacle to a transfer is Juventus’ astronomical asking price – a figure that Bayern will have to achieve or reduce in some way.

The report from Sport1 comes with a wealth of information, so let’s break it down point by point:

  • Bayern Munich has a strict verbal commitment from De Ligt on the subject of the transfer. The Dutchman originally wanted to move to Bayern Munich in the summer of 2019, but Ajax’s high asking price prevented the transfer from being realized.
  • Hasan Salihamidzic has maintained constant contact with Camp de Ligt since the failed transfer from Ajax, which impressed the player and helped inform his decision. The Dutchman is also a Bayern fan from an early age and would have preferred to move to Munich again in the summer of 2019, where confirmed by Mino Raiola. The late agent even said it was “a shame” that the talks didn’t work out.
  • Bayern are not sure of the current asking price for Juventus, but they currently have an advantage over Chelsea due to the player’s preference for the German champions. Brazzo knows that despite his previous relationship with Juventus, the Turin-based club is looking to sell to the highest bidder and will not agree to any discounts.
  • De Ligt’s salary should not be an obstacle – the Dutchman is not looking for a big raise, but simply wants to take the step he wanted to take in 2019.
  • Julian Nagelsmann sees the 22-year-old as the defensive leader Bayern Munich is looking for. This is why de Ligt is one of Bayern’s main targets in the summer.
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Got all this? Good. It’s a lot of information to take in. Now, let’s move on to some of the key talking points that were not included in the Sport1 report.


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Speculation and analysis

De Ligt might want to join Bayern, but as we saw before in 2019, he’s not moving elsewhere if the money is better (or if the buying club pays a higher transfer fee). So, even if his desire is to move to Munich this summer, Chelsea can still get the Dutch player if he meets the asking price of Juventus first. Even if his dream is to play for Bayern one day, he is young enough that it will remain an option for four or five years.

Now, we move on to the other main question – what price are Juventus asking? The player still has two years left on his contract, so his club has a huge amount of clout. Some reports in the German media suggest that 60-80 million euros is the price range, but news from Italy indicates that Bianconeri They are looking for fees over 100 million euros. Also, Juventus are not willing to accept any player exchange deals, so including Benjamin Pavard in the transfer to lower the price seems unlikely.

After strong offers in negotiations with both Liverpool And this summer, Ajax Brazo may finally meet his match. If Matthijs de Ligt comes to Munich in this transfer window, it will be for a hefty fee – the Dutchman could become the most expensive deal Bayern ever made. Is it worth it?

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