“It’s important to know the DNA of a club. Juventus have a very different culture from Ajax, that was also very interesting,” the towering center back explained. “And now I’m at Bayern, one of the biggest clubs in the world with an incredible history. I’m excited to learn and live Bayern’s philosophy.”

De Ligt hasn’t shown any signs of difficulties integrating with the rest of the squad and demonstrated incredible commitment with the amount of travelling he did in a very short window to be able to meetup with the squad in their United States preseason tour just hours after officially completing his move from Juventus.

There’s a handful of names, past and present, that are synonymous with Bayern DNA. Thomas Müller, Manuel Neuer, and Joshua Kimmich are three long-standing veterans, each of whom embodies what it means to be a Bayern player on and off the pitch. In the recent past, legends like Bastian Schweinsteiger and Phillip Lahm come to mind.