Midfielder Frenkie de Jong and center back Matthijs de Ligt are two of the most prized prospects in European soccer, but the plot regarding their potential exit from Ajax has thickened a bit as the duo has reportedly told their club that they would like to be sold off as a package deal.
Per a report by SportBild that was captured by Calciomercato, the young Dutchmen want to take the next steps of their respective careers together. Interestingly, Bayern Munich is said to be ready to offer €150M for the twosome.
The auction is open and recently both players have communicated to Ajax that they would like to leave the club for the same destination. According to SportBild in Germany, Bayern Munich are prepared to offer 150 million euros to sign the two Dutch starlets.
The German source speaks of a ‘renovation plan’ at Bayern. It is possible that the likes of Robben, Ribery, Hummels, Javi Martinez and Boateng will leave and the club will have a large sum to invest. Bayern aim to strengthen profiles. They want a number 6, improve the attack as well as the defense.
The report also ventured into other much-speculated territory, including Bayern’s alleged deal with Benjamin Pavard and the club’s interest in the high-powered Eintracht Frankfurt duo of Ante Rebic and Luka Jovic.
In fact, they would already have the first signing practically done: it is Benjamin Pavard, the 22-year-old Stuttgart defender, world champion with France, who will cost around 35 million euros. In addition, there is also interest in Luka Jovic, Bundesliga’s top scorer and Ante Rebic, both from Frankfurt.
Regardless, acquiring the likes of de Jong and de Ligt won’t be easy as just about every major club is reportedly ready to make a bid for their services.
The manager of Ajax, Eric ten Hag, former coach of the second team of Bayern, confirmed the interest of the Bavarian club and pointed out that “the six big men of Europe’ want the two players. “I can tell Bayern that there are no release clauses. The price is set by Ajax, which will give security to the club in order to plan its future,” he added.