Matthijs de Ligt joins Bayern Munich in a deal worth £59 million

Matthijs de Ligt

Bayern Munich signs Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus

Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt has now join German and European giants Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich signed Matthijs de Ligt in a deal worth €80million from Juventus.

Speaking to the Bayern’s official website after his signing, De Ligt said: “I’m very happy to become a player for this great club. FC Bayern are the most successful club in Germany, one of the most successful clubs in Europe and in the world.

“I felt the genuine appreciation from the sporting management, the coach and the board right from the start, which convinced me. On top of that, FC Bayern is a brilliantly run club with big aims. I’m very glad that I’m now becoming part of the FC Bayern story.”

Bayern president, Herbert Hainer, also said: “Matthijs de Ligt was a top target for us. With signings like this, the big aims that we have are achievable.

“The future face of our team is increasingly taking shape, and this transfer is an important building block in the overall concept that we’re gradually putting into place. De Ligt should become a mainstay at FC Bayern.”

De Ligt will join his new teammates for the rest of the pre-season matches.

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