One of the hottest names that could potentially become available in the transfer market this upcoming summer is the one of Ajax star centre-back Matthijs De Ligt. Even though the Dutch international has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, nothing has been set on stone. And several other teams have been showing interest in the youngster.
One of these teams is none other than Bayern Munich. According to a report from Catalan newspaper Sport, the reigning Bundesliga champions have now joined the race for the Dutch international and would interested to add the highly-rated defender to their current squad.
It’s not as if Bayern need defensive help, since they have talented alternatives such as Mats Hummels, Niklas Sule and Jerome Boateng. But de Ligt could represent an alternative both for present and future. He’s more than capable of playing for Bayern right now but, considering he’s only 19 years old, he could very well perform at a high level for the next 12 to 15 years.
One thing is certain, though. Bayern and Barcelona won’t have an easy time trying to sign the Ajax star. Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Juventus and PSG are all fighting for his services as well. So this is not going to be a two-team race.