Bayern Sign Goalkeeper Yann Sommer From Gladbach

In order to fill in for injured goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Bayern Munich has acquired Yann Sommer from Borussia Moenchengladbach, the German champions announced on Thursday.

Compared to Neuer’s current contract, which expires in 2024, Sommer’s at Bayern will last until the summer of 2025.

Following a skiing accident in December that resulted in him fracturing his leg, the 36-year-old Neuer was declared ineligible for the rest of the season.

Sommer expressed his excitement for the next challenge at FC Bayern.

“We have some big challenges ahead of us. I’m hugely looking forward to starting here with my new teammates, and to everything that is to come.

“I want to thank Borussia Moenchengladbach for eight-and-a-half wonderful years and for enabling this transfer,” the 80-time Swiss international commented.

Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said the club “had to react after losing Manuel”.

“We have big goals this season that we want to achieve, and that’s why we’ve recruited Yann Sommer, who we regard as one of the best European goalkeepers.

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