Bayern after the de Ligt deal.
Had on Sunday evening BILD reports that Matthijs de Ligt (22) from Juventus Turin switched to the German record champions. Cost point: 70 million euros transfer fee plus ten million euros in possible bonus payments. The central defender is to receive a contract with Munich until 2027.
After Sadio Mané (30), Bayern’s second major transfer success this summer. Also thanks to sports director Hasan Salihamidzic (45), who flew to Turin again last week for negotiations. Ajax Amsterdam’s two signings, midfielder Ryan Gravenberch (20) and right-back Noussair Mazraoui (24), also look promising.
After the de Ligt deal, Nick Salihamidzic (19), Hasan’s son, cannot resist a corresponding tip against competitor Borussia Dortmund, writes on Twitter: “WHO WILL BE GERMAN CHAMPION BVB BORUSSIA, WHO WILL BE GERMAN CHAMPION ONLY BVB”
Background: Father Hasan has repeatedly been criticized in recent years because of the transfer policy, because players came to Munich who were denied the class for Bayern. Examples are Marc Roca (25/now with Leeds United), Bouna Sarr (30), Omar Richards (24/now with Nottingham Forest) or Michael Cuisance (22/now with Venice FC). Nothing happened this summer either.
Now Nick mocks BVB. The Pott-Klub has also strengthened itself this summer, including central defenders Niklas Süle (26/from FC Bayern) and Nico Schlotterbeck (22/Freiburg) as well as attackers Sebastien Haller (28/Ajax Amsterdam) and Karim Adeyemi (20 / Salzburg). One thing is clear: Everyone thought that with this squad BVB could challenge Bayern for the 11th championship title in a row.
Back in early May, Nick defended his dad, tweeting: “After this transfer window, remember what you said, there’s no going back after all the comments.”
What he meant by that: Bayern will hit the transfer market again in the summer. Which they have now done with Mané and de Ligt.
Nick, who went through all youth departments at Bayern, switched to the Vancouver Whitecaps for a year and a half this summer. However, he will initially appear for the second team of the Whitecaps (MLS Next Pro), where he should be recommended for assignments in Major League Soccer (MLS). At the same time, Nick signed a new contract with Bayern until June 30, 2025.