Bayern Munich have signed Werder Bremen’s Serge Gnabry on a 3-year contract.
The midfielder was the top scorer at the Olympic games, where he helped his national team win the silver medal. Even for Bremen, Gnabry was in prime form, as he finished the season with 11 goals for the Bundesliga club.
The former Arsenal teenager found it tough in England, where he struggled for game time at the Emirates. His loan move to West Brom was also a failure, as he was kept on the fringes for most parts of the season. However, with his latest move, the 21-year-old has surely reached the pinnacle of his young footballing career.
The German couldn’t hide his delight over the transfer, as he told the club’s official website: “It’s a great honour to become part of FC Bayern. It’s going to be an exciting time and one that I’m very much looking forward to.”
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Meanwhile, Bayern Munich’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge emphasized on the club’s transfer policy to recruit top German youth, by stating: “We’re pleased that in Serge Gnabry another young German international is coming to FC Bayern. Serge has developed a lot at Bremen.”
Gnabry is seen as a backup to ageing Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, but he will also need to compete with the likes of Douglas Costa and Kingsley Coman for a place in the starting eleven.
The transfer will formally go through on 1st July.
Written by Shorya Panwar
Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.