The ‘crazy transfer rumor’ is out.

Matthijs de Ligt, who lost his starting spot at Bayern Munich to Kim Min-jae, is reportedly moving to Barcelona in Spain. In the winter transfer market next January.

Germany’s ‘Fussballeuropa’ broke the news. The outlet also called it a “crazy rumor”.

“Barcelona want De Ligt in the winter. Barcelona have plans to sign De Ligt in the winter,” the publication reported.

“De Ligt has fallen out of favor with Bayern Munich. He has lost his place in the starting lineup to Kim Min-jae and Dayo Upamecano. Understandably, De Ligt is not enthusiastic about the bench role. Barcelona are keen to offer the disgruntled center-back a way out.”

De Ligt has completely fallen out of favor with Thomas Tuchel. He started in the Super Cup against Leipzig, but hasn’t made a single start since. Most notably, De Ligt didn’t play a minute against Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) Group A first leg of the 2023-24 season. His complete absence from the biggest stage has sparked transfer speculation. 메이저사이트

It is believed to be a loan rather than an outright transfer. “Financially struggling Barcelona are keen to sign De Ligt on loan in the January winter transfer window,” the outlet said. The plan is to offer De Ligt a way out of his predicament in the coming months. Negotiations on the deal have already begun.”

“Barcelona was also one of the teams interested in De Ligt when he moved to Juventus in 2019,” the source added, emphasizing that Barcelona’s interest is not the first.

However, it remains to be seen if the deal will go through. “Bayern Munich will not agree to a deal for De Ligt,” the outlet said. Bayern Munich intend to honor their contract with De Ligt. The Bavarians also believe that De Ligt will have more opportunities to play in the future.”