In the midst of this ongoing World Cup, there has been some new transfer news. Christian Falk of Sport Bild, a tier 1 reliable resource for Bayern Munich related news, has just reported that AFC Ajax’s 18-year-old center-back Matthijs de Ligt would be Jerome Boateng’s roster replacement, in the event that the Bayern defender leaves this summer.
It has been a while since CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed that the club were open to receiving bids for Boateng. The Bayern brass seem to consider Niklas Süle the perfect candidate to partner with Mats Hummels next season and are not worried about the veteran center-back’s potential departure. However, in case Boateng does leave, Bayern will still need a new defender to fill up the roster spot. That’s where de Ligt comes in.
The 18-year-old Dutchman is highly rated across Europe, courting the likes of Barcelona and Manchester City as suitors. He is a ball-playing center-back, which is what you need to be if you want to play for those clubs. His profile thus fits Bayern perfectly. This is also not the first time Bayern have been linked to de Ligt. The club has been following the youngster for several months now, but it’s only now becoming a serious issue, according to Falk.
Der Kontakt zu de Ligt besteht schon länger, wird jetzt aber aktuell. Vogt ist kein Thema für die Bayern-Bosse— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) June 20, 2018
There had been contact with de Ligt for some time now, but now it is current. [Kevin] Vogt is not an issue for the Bayern bosses.
Well, what do you think, Bayern fans? Would you be satisfied with Boateng’s departure if we get de Ligt in return? Or do you think it’s a bad idea to sell Boateng at all? Comment below!