Bayern Munich have completed the signing of Matthijs De Ligt from Juventus for a fee believed to be around €80 Million. The deal will see the German giants pay an guaranteed €70 Million plus a further €10 Million in add-ons. The fee has equaled Bayern’s transfer record, paid to buy Lucas Hernández from Atlético Madrid in 2019.
The German champions stepped up negotiations for De Ligt after concluding a deal to sell Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona for a fee that could reach €50m.
De Ligt, who had also been wanted by Chelsea, joined Juventus from Ajax for a fee reported to be €75 million in 2019 and has played 117 times for the club. The 22-year-old is poised to become the second Netherlands international to join Bayern this summer after the midfielder Ryan Gravenberch. Bayern have also bought Sadio Mané from Liverpool and the right-back Noussair Mazraoui from Ajax.