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Bayern Munich Signs Benfica’s Renato Sanches And Dortmund’s Mats Hummels

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Bayern Munich has roped in the services of Benfica playmaker Renato Sanches and Borussia Dortmund’s ace defender Mats Hummels.

Both the players have signed a five-year contract with the Bundesliga champions. While the signing amount for Hummels remains undisclosed, Manchester United target Sanches have agreed to a €35million deal with Bayern Munich.

Sanches was on the priority list of many clubs and was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford. However Bayern Munich had the last smile as Sanches snubbed the Red Devils and joined hands with the German giants.

“We have been keeping an eye on Renato Sanches for a long time now and we are very happy to have signed him despite a lot of competition for him,’’ said the club’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

“FC Bayern has been watching Renato Sanches for a long period.’’

‘’He is a dynamic, two-footed and technically sound playmaker who will strengthen our team further, “he added.

Back in April Sanches featured in a Champions League quarter-final clash against Bayern Munich and now the club has made him the first signing of this summer.

“The fee for the Portuguese international is €35m with bonuses if he is selected in the Fifa team of the year or wins the Fifa player of the year award,” announced the club.

The club also struck a five-year deal with Mats Hummels, the man behind Borussia Dortmund’s defensive success. Hummels had one year left on his contract with Dortmund but he was keen on coming back to his former club after staying away for eight years.

“We are delighted that Mats Hummels has decided to join FC Bayern,” said the club CEO.

“He is one of the best central defenders in the world and our team will be improved by his presence,” he added.

Hummels is yet to pass the Bayern medical and with a heavy heart the Dortmund legend wrote on their website: “This is a decision that, after eight and a half successful years at Dortmund, I did not take easily. I have always been proud, and still am, to wear the Dortmund shirt and to be a part of this extraordinary team.

“Before I return to to my home city we have one big goal to achieve: to win the German Cup and to have a big party with the BVB-fans. I thank all the people from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful time in black-and-yellow,” he added.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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