Who was Bayern boss Salihamidzic watching in the stands for Ajax - Real Madrid?
Bayern München sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic sat in the stands for Ajax's game against Real Madrid on Wednesday. Who was he scouting?
When Ajax lost 1-2 to Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, Bayern München sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic was spotted in the stands of the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam.
|Matthijs de Ligt.||Photo: ОЛЕГ БАТРАК/Football.ua/CC-by-SA 3.0|
The reason for Salihamidzic's visit in Amsterdam isn't known, but German media have speculated that he was there to take a look at Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt.
Bayern have been linked with the 19-year-old who has previously been described by Salihamizic as a player with 'very good potential'.
It's possible that Bayern will make a summer move for de Ligt, who is likely to cost at least €65 million, as the Bavarians want to rejuvenate their central defence.
However, the promising centre-back is said to have attracted interest from several other clubs as well.
According to Goal.com and Spox, Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici was also in the stands yesterday - and it's quite possible that he was looking at the 19-year-old as well.
Matthijs de Ligt has made 97 appearances for Ajax with nine goals and five assists to his name.
Here's a picture of Salihamidzic in the stands: