De Ligt was taken over from Juventus. Bayern Munich will pay at least 70 million euros for it. It could reach 80 million euros.
Bayern Munich and Juventus have not yet confirmed the transfer. The two clubs have been negotiating for weeks over the defender who left Ajax for Juventus three years ago for 75 million euros.
De Ligt will meet at least two of his old acquaintances at Bayern Munich. Nassir Mazraoui and Ryan Gravenberch left Ajax at the end of last season for the German champions.
De Ligt ends a turbulent period in Juventus. In his three years with Oude Dame, he became a regular fixture, despite stiff competition from Italian internationals Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci.
But the Dutchman was not undisputed in Turin. The press and the public were critical of him, because De Ligt made a lot of unnecessary handballs – certainly in the beginning. He was also accused of being eccentric and not always reliable.
The Almandeker has already said goodbye to Juventus fans in a beautiful way.
And during his team’s Champions League elimination against Villarreal last season, de Ligt also received comments on his performance.
The defender also lost his primary place in the Dutch national team. National team coach Louis van Gaal prefers Virgil van Dijk and Stephane de Vree in a 3-4-3 (or 5-3-2) system.
De Ligt may have donned the captain’s armband in the last international game in Orange, the Nations League match against Wales (3-2), but it was also because Van Dijk was already sent on holiday.
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