BILD asks connoisseurs about De Ligt: ‘Ask if he is as much of a leader as Van Dijk’

One year after David Alabas departure, Bayern Munich is still looking for an Abwehrchef and has set his eye on Matthijs de Ligt. BILD has asked a number of connoisseurs about their verdict: Huub Stevens is happy, Frank Verlaat has a blow around the arm.
Stevens believes that De Ligt has learned a lot from a defensive point of view since he left for Juventus in 2019. โ€œBut he is used to defending ahead, he could do that at Ajax like no other. He is a football defender and he would be a perfect fit for Bayern
s style of play.โ€ Transfer amounts of seventy to one hundred million euros are circulating in the international media. โ€œThats Wahnsinn, of course,โ€ says Stevens. โ€œBut in England, that kind of money for defenders is normal.โ€
Verlaat โ€” single Orange-international and former defender of Ajax, VfB Stuttgart and Werder Bremen โ€” points out to the Germans that De Ligt is currently not a fixture in the Dutch team. โ€œAt Ajax he was good, but then he also played in a smooth running team,โ€ he says. โ€œThe fact that he has qualities is beyond question. I
m just wondering if hes just as much of a leader on the field as Virgil van Dijk, for example.โ€
In addition to Bayern Munich, Chelsea has a serious interest in De Ligt. In addition, Juventus hopes to renew its ongoing contract until 2024.