Bayern Munich have reached an agreement with Borussia Monchengladbach for the transfer of goalkeeper Yann Sommer who was being lined up by Manchester United for a summer move.
The German champions were in the market for a goalkeeper due to Manuel Neuer injuring his leg in a skiing accident following the World Cup and according to Florian Plettenburg, Bayern have now got their man in a deal worth €10m (€8.5m initial fee + €1.5m in add-ons).
The Swiss international only wanted to move to Munich and will sign a contract at the Allianz Arena until 2025 states Sky Sport’s Plettenberg.
The 34-year-old was out of contract with Monchengladbach at the end of the season, therefore, this was the German club’s last chance to sell the goalkeeper.
? Bayern Munich have reached a total agreement with Gladbach for Yann Sommer! Medical scheduled for tonight. €8.5m initial fee + €1.5m in add-ons.
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This might come as a blow to Man United as according to ESPN, the Manchester club were also interested in Sommer and were planning a move for the 34-year-old this summer.
There were questions over David de Gea’s long-term future at Old Trafford heading into the summer transfer window but it now looks like the Spaniard will be staying at Old Trafford, reports the Telegraph; therefore, missing out on Sommer is not a disaster for the Premier League giants but they still need to sort out their second choice goalkeeper, and maybe their first as well.