After the sale of Robert Lewandowski, FC Bayern’s focus is now fully on Matthijs de Ligt. The Dutchman is the absolute dream player for the FCB defense and should become the new defense boss at the record champions. According to current media reports, Bayern will make a new offer for the 22-year-old at the beginning of next week.
Even if Robert Lewandowski’s farewell is a major setback for Bayern from a purely sporting point of view, the sale has given Bayern Munich greater financial leeway on the transfer market. According to reports, they want to use this to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus. The Bayern bosses are now talking openly about their interest in the Dutchman and want to try again early next week to bring de Ligt to the Isar.
Juve remain open to a De Ligt sale
II #Bavaria avrebbe pianificato per inizio settimana la prossima mossa per #DeLigtconvinto di poterlo far suo in questa sessione di #calciomercato. la #Juventus è disposta a trattare ma non a deprezzare il calciatore, che intanto si allena alla Continassa con impegno e serietà.
— Giovanni Albanese (@GiovaAlbanese) July 17, 2022
While Julian Nagelsmann and his team are on their way to the USA for almost a week on Monday, sports director Hasan Salihamidzic could be drawn to Turin again. As the Italian transfer insider Giovanni Albanese reports from the “Gazzetta dello Sport”, Bayern are preparing a new offer for De Ligt and want to submit this to Juve at the beginning of next week.
Although there have recently been reports that Juve would like to convince the Dutch international to stay, “the old lady” is still open to a sale in the summer, as Albanese emphasized. Turin is not willing to “sell the defender below value”.
It is interesting: According to Albanese, Bayern are optimistic that the new offer will lead to a breakthrough in the transfer game with Juve. According to rumours, FCB offered 60 million euros as a fixed fee and ten million euros in bonus payments at the first attempt. According to “Sky” information, this offer will be improved. According to reports, Juve demands at least 80 million euros.
De Ligt (only) wants to go to Bayern
Recently there has been speculation as to whether de Ligt is already in Munich, which was denied by the “Gazzetta dello Sport”. The centre-back continues to train in Turin.
But one thing is clear: The player is drawn to Munich in the summer, as club boss Oliver Kahn confirmed yesterday: “We talked. The player wants to come to Bayern Munich,” Kahn explained yesterday on the sidelines of the official team presentation in the Allianz Arena.
According to consistent media reports, Bayern have reached an agreement with the player side. De Ligt has a 5-year contract with FCB until 2027 and a salary of almost 18 million euros.