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Bayern Munich followers petition nears 60,000 signatures over sale of Matthijs de Ligt to Man Utd


Bayern Munich followers have en-masse signed a petition protesting Matthijs de Ligt’s proposed transfer to Manchester United.

The Pink Devils are actively looking for at the very least one new centre-back in the course of the summer season switch window, not least because of the departure of skilled defender Raphael Varane on the finish of his contract.

Although United have been initially delay by the potential outlay it could take to amass De Ligt, Bayern’s willingness to sanction a sale for roughly £45m and the Dutchman’s openness to a wage reduce has seen them advance their curiosity.

However Bayern’s determination to take heed to presents for De Ligt has not gone down properly with supporters, and a petition is about to surpass 60,000 signatures on Monday.

“All of us need Matthijs de Ligt to remain at FC Bayern Munich!” the petition reads. “He has confirmed that he is a world class defender, in all probability the most effective in our squad.

“There’s a purpose why he was elected as our greatest participant within the 2022/23 season. Moreover he’s solely 24 years outdated and has a brilliant future forward, which he’s going to make use of to fulfil his big potential.

Eric Dier, Matthijs de Ligt

Bayern are well-stocked at centre-back / Stefan Matzke – sampics/GettyImages

“Regardless of his younger age, Mattha is already very mature and has an awesome mentality which will certainly make him a number one determine in defence and doubtless a competitor for captaincy in some years. His capacity to talk English, German and Dutch fluently would assist him quite a bit for that. With 19 years he already introduced Ajax Amsterdam to the UCL semi finals as captain.

“Promoting Matthijs de Ligt can be a fully horrible determination and we might positively remorse it. That is why we use our voice to name consideration that we are going to NOT make this error!”

Bayern have already added a brand new centre-back to their ranks this summer season, signing Hiroki Ito from Stuttgart for £25m. Eric Dier’s transfer from Tottenham Hotspur has additionally been made everlasting, whereas talks are ongoing over the acquisition of Bayer Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah.

In the meantime, United will talk about the following steps of their pursuit of De Ligt and different switch targets at a recruitment assembly on Monday, a report has claimed.