Bayern Munich defender willing to join Manchester United

United have conducted initial discussions with Bayern Munich to explore the terms

By Web Desk
July 02, 2024
Matthijs de Ligt trains with his Netherlands teammates. - AFP

Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt is eager to join Manchester United, amidst interest from the club, according to Sky in Germany.

United have conducted initial discussions with Bayern Munich to explore the terms of a possible agreement for the Netherlands international.

Erik ten Hag, who previously coached De Ligt at Ajax, desires the 24-year-old to join his squad at Old Trafford next season.

The publication has also stated that Bayern values him at €50m (£42.4m), with additional incentives.

United maintain an interest in England defender Jarrad Branthwaite, but will reconsider pursuing him only if Everton are willing to reduce their asking price. It is believed that Everton are unwilling to sell at this time.

Meanwhile, negotiations are underway between Manchester United and defender Jonny Evans regarding a new one-year contract.

The 36-year-old featured in 23 Premier League matches for United last season, the highest number among all centre-backs at the club.

The Northern Irishman returned to United on a one-year deal last summer.

Manchester United will start their 2024/25 Premier League season with a home fixture against Fulham and face Liverpool in the opening month of the season.

The opening game of the new campaign will be played on Friday August 16, with kick-off at 8pm.

United then travel to Brighton before their first big derby of the season at home to Liverpool with the game currently scheduled for Saturday August 31.

The reverse fixture will be played at the start of 2025 with a trip to Anfield on January 4.

Fans will have to wait until December for the first Manchester derby of the season, away at Manchester City on December 14. The reverse fixture at Old Trafford will be played on April 5.

Boxing Day will see Man Utd travel to Wolves, and they will finish the 2024/25 campaign at home to Aston Villa on May 25.