Bayern Munich have announced the signing of Matthijs De Ligt (22) from Juventus today for a reported €70m plus €10m in add-ons. The Dutch international has signed a contract with Bayern until 2027.
“I’m very happy to become a player for this great club. Bayern are the most successful club in Germany, one of the most successful clubs in Europe and in the world,” said De Ligt. “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, Bayern is a brilliantly run club with big aims. I’m very glad that I’m now becoming part of the Bayern story.”
The deal 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.