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Bayern Munich Sign Dutch Defender De Ligt From Juventus

Bayern Munich have completed the signing of Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt in a deal worth £68m.

The Netherlands international, who had been a Chelsea target this summer, has signed a five-year deal with the German champions.

Bayern will pay an initial £59.5m (€70m) plus a further £8.5m (€10m) in add-ons for the 22-year-old.

The former Ajax defender is Bayern's fourth summer signing after the arrivals of Sadio Mane, Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazraoui.

De Ligt leaves Juventus after three years at the Italian side, where he made 117 appearances and won both Serie A and the Coppa Italia.

The centre-back had two years remaining on his Juve contract having joined from Ajax in the summer of 2019 in a deal worth £67.8m, that made him the most expensive defender in Italian top-flight history.


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