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Bayern Munich reach €8m agreement to sign Manuel Neuer replacement

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The Bavarians will have a new keeper in their squad for the second half of the season.

Bayern Munich have reportedly reached an agreement to sign Yann Sommer.

Manuel Neuer suffered an untimely injury during the Christmas holidays, missing the rest of the season with a leg injury. The Bavarians immediately started looking for a new goalkeeper, with Julian Nagelsmann insisting they couldn’t rely on only two players for the position.

The Bavarians initially hoped to bring back Alexander Nubel from his loan deal at Monaco. But the Ligue 1 side were reluctant to give up on their star keeper mid-season.

Following weeks of negotiations and three rejected bids, Bayern have now reached an agreement to sign Sommer.   

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According to Fabrizio Romano, the Swiss international has signed a contract at Bayern until 2025. The Sky Sports journalist claims the German champions will pay an €8m plus €1.5m in add-ons for Sommer.

The 34-year-old’s signing comes a week after Bayern completed a shock move for Daley Blind. Both transfers were in response to Bayern’s reduced squad depth due to injuries.

After crashing out of the Champions League’s round of 16 last season, the Bavarians are eager to reclaim their spot among the tournament’s top four once again.

Sommer and co will take on Paris Saint-Germain in UCL’s first knock-out stage on February 14. Before that, however, Nagelsmann’s side must return to Bundesliga, where they take on Leipzig this Friday.