Matthijs de Ligt is on the verge of completing a move from Juventus to Bayern Munich, the defender’s agent Rafaela Pimenta has confirmed.

Reports of a fee being agreed between the two clubs, said to be in the region of €70million potentially rising to €80m, first emerged on Sunday.

De Ligt was pictured heading to an airport in Turin on Monday for a flight expected to take him to Bavaria to finalise personal terms with the Bundesliga champions.

The 22-year-old centre-back’s agent was also present and stated to reporters that she does not anticipate any glitches to prevent the transfer from going through.

“Everything is perfect,” Pimenta said. “He is going to Bayern and is happy. We have to thank Juventus, who have been very good with Matthijs.”

The Netherlands international played 2,675 minutes for Juventus last season – the most of any outfield player – and provides a timely boost for Bayern after they lost Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona.

De Ligt, the first 17-year-old to represent Oranje since 1931 when making his debut five years ago, had spent three seasons at Juve.

He started his career with Ajax and was part of the 2018-19 team that reached the Champions League semi-finals, two years after finishing as runners-up in the Europa League.

De Ligt will become Bayern’s fourth arrival of the transfer window, having already brought in Noussair Mazraoui, Ryan Gravenberch and Sadio Mane.

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