Matthijs de Ligt joins Juventus
De Ligt has already landed in Turin
Matthijs de Ligt moves from Ajax Amsterdam to Italian champion Juventus. An official confirmation of the two clubs is still pending, but Juve showed on Tuesday evening in several tweets the arrival of the Dutchman at the airport in Turin. De Ligt is to receive a contract until 2024 and Ajax a transfer fee of 70 million euros, which may increase under certain conditions to 82 million euros.
De Ligt was in conversation with many top clubs. In Juve he should become the face of a rejuvenated squad. Under the new coach Maurizio Sarri, especially the defensive is rejuvenated. After the retirement of Andrea Barzagli are still with Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini Although two seasoned for central defense available, but de Ligt will probably go as a regular player in the season.
So far, Juve had signed with Luca Pellegrini (AS Roma) and Merih Demiral (US Sassuolo) two more young defender, also came for the central midfield jeweisl free transfer Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) and Adrien Rabiot (PSG). Gianluigi Buffon was also brought back from Paris as substitute keeper. The Turin want to win this season's Champions League title.
After Nkunku lookman is also about to change to RB Leipzig
Bundesliga club RB Leipzig strengthens its squad and relies predominantly on young talents. For the central midfielder Leipzig brought the 21-year-old Christopher Nkunku of Paris Saint-Germain, now Ademola Lookman should come. The fast winger is also 21 years old and already played in the 2017/2018 season on loan for RB. As Skysports reported in England, the Leipzig could now communicate with Everton on a transfer, so should be paid the equivalent of just under 25 million euros as a transfer fee. In the past Premier League season Lookman had completed 21 games for Everton, but was mostly just a substitute.
Lewandowski criticizes squad size at Bayern
Robert Lewandowski has called for new players for Bayern Munich. "If you want to play at top level and you're thinking of winning all the titles, then you also need reinforcements in the team," said the 30-year-old striker on the US tour of the Munich in Los Angeles. Lewandowski considers the current squad to be too small, especially with regard to the goals in the Champions League. "That's why we wait for the transfers, otherwise it will be difficult to play for big titles," he said.
One knows, "that the Bayern probably did not make a big transfer in the last two years", so the Toptorjäger, now one must however "continue with transfers". Lewandowski emphasized that "even the others are waiting for the new players". Recently, the adviser of goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Thomas Kroth, in the Süddeutsche Zeitung had the current squad as not competitive compared to the English top teams described.