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Hamann 'careful' on Bayern's new recruit De Ligt

Atthijs de Ligt has swapped Juventus for Bayern Munich but Dietmar Hamann is yet to be convinced about the signing

Former Bayern Munich midfielder Dietmar Hamann has admitted he's "cautious" approximately the club's deal to signal Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus.


The 22-12 months-old has swapped Turin for the German capital ahead of the 2022-23 season, following what changed into a tough three-year stint in Italy.


De Ligt struggled to establish himself as a middle member of Juventus' defence and, as a end result, noticed his stock fall dramatically after previously being extensively taken into consideration to be one of the exceptional protective prospects in global football.


Bayern will desire that he can fulfil that potential in Bavaria however Hamann has entreated warning approximately expecting an excessive amount of from the Netherlands worldwide.


"The massive question could be whether or not De Ligt is capable of lead the defence," he instructed Sky, "He did a notable task in Amsterdam. He failed to make it in Turin. 


"Of path, it became a bigger club, larger opposition and he had very experienced players next to him.


"And I do not know if he is the participant who comes here now at 22 and without delay leads a defence that became Champions League winners two years in the past.


"He may also have two international champions next to him in Pavard and Hernandez. That all sounds awesome. Whether this may then be implemented in exercise remains to be visible."


De Ligt is not the simplest member of Ajax's 2018-19 Champions League semi-very last facet that has found problems for the reason that shifting to new groups, with Donny Van de Beek at Manchester United and Hakim Ziyech at Chelsea struggling for regular possibilities – which Hamann mentioned.


"All the players who left the very successful Ajax group 3 years ago were all at high-quality followers in their new clubs," he added.


"And it is why he nonetheless owes the evidence that he can lead a defence like that of Bayern Munich. I would be a chunk cautious."

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