According to Sport1’s Kerry Hau, Bayern Munich have tonight reached an agreement with Juventus for 22-year-old central-defender Matthijs de Ligt.
The Bundesliga side submitted a second offer of around €70m plus €10m in bonuses for De Ligt on Sunday evening after their opening offer was rejected on Monday. This comes after sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić and technical director Marco Neppe travelled to Turin during the week for face-to-face negotiations with their Juventus counterparts.
BILD’s Christian Falk have since confirmed the report and further add that De Ligt will sign a five-year contract until 2027. This was made possible after Bayern Munich and Barcelona confirmed on Friday night that an agreement for Robert Lewandowski had been reached, which has allowed the Bundesliga side to reinvest the money in De Ligt, who is willing to take a pay cut on his €10m salary to join Bayern.
Bayern were also interested in signing De Ligt from Ajax in 2019 before the Dutchman made his €75m move to Juventus. The 22-year-old has played 117 games for Juve across all competitions.