Bayern Munich sign Renato Sanchez and Mats Hummels

Bayern Munich have signed Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches and Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels.

German giants Bayern have completed a deal for the 18-year old Portuguese player, who will move to Munich in the summer for an initial fee of €35m.

Sanches had been lined to a number of Premier League clubs in January including Arsenal,Liverpool and Manchester United but Bayern won the race for his signatature.

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Sanches is one of Europe’s brightest stars.

And they have also bolstered their defence with the acquisition of Dortmund’s German international centre-back Hummels on a deal until 2021.

Speaking of the Sanches transfer, Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “Renato Sanches is a dynamic, technically-gifted midfielder who is strong in the tackle and will strengthen our squad.”

Regarding Hummels, Rummenigge added: “Mats is one of the world’s best centre-backs. He will increase the quality of our team even more.”

Bayern deputy chairman Jan-Christian Dreesen commented: “The transfer fee for the current international, who was voted the Shooting Star of Portuguese Football in his home country yesterday evening, is 35m euros, plus possible bonus payments that could become due if for example the player is named in the World Team of the Year or FIFA World Player of the Year.”

Hummels has been impressive both and club and national level.
Hummels has been impressive both for club and country.

Hummels, 27, had one year left on his contract at Dortmund, who had placed a “non-negotiable” price tag of €40m on the German.Hummels came through the Bayern youth system before being transferred to Dortmund in 2009.

He had informed Dortmund recently of his desire to leave them this summer, a year before his contract was due to expire.

He told the club’s website: “This was not an easy decision for me after eight and a half successful years with BVB.

“I was always proud and still am to wear the BVB shirt and to be part of this extraordinary team.”

 

 

 

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