Bayern Munich want €50 million plus bonuses for Manchester United target

Matthijs de Ligt
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Bayern Munich have set their asking price for Manchester United target Matthijs de Ligt, with the defender keen on a move to the English Premier League.

It appears increasingly likely that Matthijs de Ligt will leave Bayern Munich this summer, with the Bavarians targeting Jonathan Tah to bolster their defense. Manchester United are said to be interested in signing the Dutch center-back, and remain in talks with his agent Rafaela Pimenta.

According to Sky Sport, Bayern Munich have yet to receive an official bid from Manchester United for de Ligt. But the Bavarians have set their asking price for the 24 year old. The report claims that FC Bayern want a transfer fee in the region of €50 million plus bonuses for de Ligt, who is interested in making the switch to Manchester United and reuniting with former Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag.

It remains to be seen if Manchester United would be willing to pay that fee. However, Bayern are under no pressure to sell at the moment with three years left on de Ligt’s contract.

Matthijs de Ligt is coming off an impressive second half of the season with Bayern Munich, and formed a strong defensive partnership with Eric Dier. However, his high wages combined with Manchester United’s interest has seemingly prompted the Bayern bosses to consider his sale this summer.

Bayern Munich spent around 70 million euros to sign de Ligt from Juventus in 2022. And while they will likely be making a loss on his sale, the funds could prove to be very useful in helping the club further bolster their squad.