Wed 27 July 2022 | 19:04

Hamann not convinced about De Ligt move to Bayern Munich

Former Bayern Munich player Dietmar Hamann is not convinced Matthijs de Ligt will be successful at Bundesliga.

Bayern Munich


Matthijs De Ligt



in a deal worth up to €80 million. The 22-year-old center-back was inconsistent during his three-year stint at Serie A and Dietmar Hamann says he's cautious about this transfer.

"The big question will be whether De Ligt is able to lead the defense,"

he told Sky,

"He did a wonderful job in Amsterdam. He didn't make it in Turin.

"Of course, it was a bigger club, bigger competition and he had very experienced players next to him.

"And I don't know if he's the player who comes here now at 22 and immediately leads a defense that was Champions League winners two years ago.

"He may have two world champions next to him in Pavard and Hernandez. That all sounds wonderful. Whether this can then be implemented in practice remains to be seen.”

Other members of Ajax's 2018-19 Champions League semi-final side like Hakim Ziyech and Donny Van de Beek failed to meet expectations at their new clubs and Hamann says that is why he is not convinced De Lift will be successful at Bayern.


"All the players who left the very successful Ajax team three years ago were all at best followers of their new clubs,"

he added.

"And that's why he still owes the proof that he can lead a defense like that of Bayern Munich. I would be a bit cautious."

source: SportMob

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