Exclusive TJ-Falck (Sport Bild) on De Ligt: “He told Juventus he wanted to play for Bayern Munich, but the asking price is still too high. Over any peers…”

The TuttoJuve.com editorial team contacted by phone exclusively the very close colleague of Bayern Munich affairs and the official signature of the sports department of the German newspaper “Bild”, Christian Falk To speak in depth about Bavarians’ interest in Matthijs de Ligt and beyond:

Bayern stormed Matthijs de Ligt. How strong is the interest in the Juventus defender?

“Bayern’s interest in Matisse de Ligt is very tangible. Bayern were already interested in him in 2019, but Juventus’ offer was too high for the Bavarian club. Now Hasan Salihamidzic sees an opportunity to buy him. He informed Juventus that he will negotiate with other clubs for the transfer of the talented Dutch defender.”

Juventus are not open to rivalries and want at least €90/100m for their defender. Is this a price Bayern can invest for De Ligt?

“Bayern will not pay such a high amount, the managers know that De Ligt does not want to sign a new contract with Juventus and there is a possibility that he will leave Turin this summer. For this, they hope that Juve will not ask for too much money, otherwise De Ligt may start in 2024 as a free transfer, On the other hand, he has already told the Bianconeri that he wants to move to Bayern Munich.”

To cut the price, could Bayern consider a technical counterpart?

“For the time being, Bayern are not thinking of bringing in their counterparts. But if Juventus are interested in Sabitzer, Pavard, Richards, Zerkezi or Sarr, the Bavarians will gladly talk about it with the Bianconeri.”

De Ligt is one of the best young defenders in Europe. How do you see it in the Bundesliga? Will this be the best tournament for him?

“The reason de Ligt imagines playing in the Bundesliga shows that he will fit into this league. There is also a great history of Dutch players at Bayern Munich with Marc van Bommel and Arjen Robben. Their numbers have given the club a good image. The Netherlands. There is now a great chance that Bayern can be Buying De Ligt for the Bundesliga.”

Thank you to Christian Falk for the courtesy and availability shown during this interview.

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