Bayern Munich sign Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt

Bayern Munich has signed Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus on a five-year contract worth €80 million.

Bayern Munich paid the same fee for defender Lucas Hernández from Atlético Madrid in 2019.

De Ligt, 22, signed a five-year contract with Juventus from Ajax in July 2019 and spent three seasons with the Serie A champions.

“I’m very happy to become a player for this great club,” said De Ligt.

“FC Bayern is one of the most successful clubs 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, it is a brilliantly run club with big aims.

“I’m very glad that I’m now becoming part of the FC Bayern story.”

In 117 appearances for Juventus, De Ligt won one Serie A title and one Coppa Italia.

He became the second Dutch international to join Bayern this summer, following midfielder Ryan Gravenberch’s move to the club.

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