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De Ligt to Bayern is a brilliant move

Matthijs de Ligt

Matthijs De Ligt made the move from Juventus to Bayern Munich this summer. The Dutch Center Back signed for the Bavarians for a record deal for a defender. Juventus agreed to the price after weeks of negotiations with Bayern and the player’s agents. The move is talked about as being a controversial one with Juventus fans angry about the sale of someone like De Ligt. But at the same time, the Bianconeri managed to get the money they wanted for De Ligt to leave.

Matthijs De Ligt made the switch from Ajax to Juventus in 2019. He was signed for a then-record fee for a defender and was tipped to lead Juventus’s defence for years. But things never seemed to work out for him under different managers. The Dutchman was also hindered by injuries and fitness issues throughout his career in Italy. This was one of the reasons why the Old Lady never managed to retain their title for the last 2 seasons. De Ligt to Juventus is ultimately deemed to be a failed move that never worked for anyone.

Bundesliga on the other hand is a league that might suit De Ligt much more. In a less physical league than Serie A, De Ligt made his mind up to join champions Bayern Munich. The Bavarians lost out to David Alaba, Jerome Boateng, and Niklas Sule in the last few years. So a young defender with experience and potential was needed and there was no better option than him. Still only 22, he had massive room to grow and can be the face of the Bayern defence for many years to come.

Jurgen Klopp has his say

De Ligt was once a player Klopp pursued to partner up with Van Dijk. After De Ligt’s move to Bayern, the Liverpool boss has had his say on the transfer.

“The attractiveness of Bayern should not be underestimated. There the probability of winning and growing is relatively high, greater for example than Juventus in Italy. Likewise, it is a big step forward to go from Ajax to Bayern. We are talking about a world-class club, economically solid as a rock and also for this reason it is one of the most successful clubs in the world. “

It is no surprise why De Ligt would have chosen Bayern Munich in Germany. They have enjoyed much more European success than Juventus in the last decade. He has a higher chance of winning and developing at Bayern than at many other clubs. De Ligt will be looking to form a rock-solid duo with Upamecano and inspire them to silverware.

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