Manchester United Open Talks With Bayern Munich For Matthijs de Ligt


Manchester United are reportedly planning a bid for Bayern Munich centre back Matthijs de Ligt, as they are aspiring to build a strong defence ahead of next season.

Bayern Munich have put an asking price of £42 million on the defender. A media outlet in Germany revealed the fact that Manchester United have begun an internal discussion with Bayern Munich bosses over a potential deal.

The Red Devils are in the market to replace Raphael Varane, who left the club as a free agent at the end of the season.

Matthijs de Ligt

Other defenders, like Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof, have uncertainty at the club, with the new owner looking forward to reshaping the squad in a bid to compete for silverware next season.

It is understood that the Manchester United hierarchy had agreed personal terms with Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite. However, they are short of Everton’s asking price of £70 million.

Matthijs de Ligt had worked with Erik Ten Hag while he was at Ajax. During Erik Ten Hag’s tenure at Ajax, the Dutch defender was made the captain of the Ajax side.

The defender is capable of playing as a centre back and also on the left side of the defense. He is a better alternative option to Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite.

Matthijs de Ligt family

The Bayern Munich defender is currently married to a beautiful model named Annekee Molenaar. de Ligt got married to Annekee on June 9, 2024. 

Matthijs father’s name is Frank de Ligt. He had always been proud of his son’s football career. On September 23, 2019, Frank took to his Instagram page to post himself and the FIFA Award for Men Beat XI with the caption “proud of being your father.”

The name of his mother is Vivian de Ligt. Matthijs has a step sister named Fleur de Ligt and a stepbrother named Wouter de Ligt. Wouter currently plays for FC Abcoude.

How old is Matthijs de Ligt? 

The centre back was born on August 12, 1999, in the city of Leiderdorp, Netherlands. He is currently 24 years old, with a height of 6 feet and 2 inches.

Matthijs de Ligt Stats

He made 369 appearances, scoring 34 goals and creating 13 assists in all club competitions. He had received 46 yellow cards and one red card so far in his career.

Out of the 34 goals scored, 13 were for Ajax, eight for Juventus, five for Bayern Munich, five for Ajax U-19, one for Ajax U-21, and two for the Ajax Youth Team.

He made his international debut for the Netherlands on March 25, 2017. He went on to score two goals in 45 appearances.

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