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5 Most Expensive Signings Made by Bayern Munich in Their History

Arjun Singh Devgan
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FC Bayern Muenchen v FC Schalke 04 - Bundesliga / Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images
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Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich recently confirmed that they have beaten a number of top European clubs to the signing of Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig, after agreeing to meet his €42.5million release clause.

The transfer fee is one of the highest that Bayern have shelled out for a player and here, we take a look at the five record signings in the Bavarians history.

1. Lucas Hernandez - 2019/20 - €80m

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Holstein Kiel v Bayern Muenchen - DFB Cup: Second Round / Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Lucas Hernandez's move from Atletico Madrid in 2019 remains Bayern's record signing, with the Frenchman capable of playing either at left-back or centre-back. At only 24-years-old, he has room to grow and will be expected to become a key part of their defence in the future.

2. Leroy Sane - 2020/21 - €45m

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FC Bayern Muenchen v Tigres UANL - FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 / Colin McPhedran/MB Media/Getty Images

Bayern got a steal last summer when they managed to sign Leroy Sane from Manchester City for just €45m, with it a pittance compared to the talent that the German winger possesses. The 25-year-old has made a bright start to life in Germany, already scoring seven goals in the 26 appearances he has made so far.

3. Dayot Upamecano - 2021/22 - €42.5m

RB Leipzig v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Bundesliga
RB Leipzig v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Bundesliga / Boris Streubel/Getty Images

Their most recent addition and one who is widely hailed as one of the best young defenders in the world, Dayot Upamecano chose to move to Germany amid interest from a number of top European clubs including the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and the likes. It will be interesting to see how he managed amid the pressure of playing for a club like Bayern.

4. Corentin Tolisso - 2017/18 - €41.5m

FC Bayern Muenchen v VfL Wolfsburg - Bundesliga
FC Bayern Muenchen v VfL Wolfsburg - Bundesliga / Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Another young expensive French player on Bayern's roster is Corentin Tolisso, who is widely hailed as one of the best in his position. The 26-year-old though is yet to shine on a consistent basis, with injuries affecting his progress.

5. Javi Martinez - 2012/13 - €40m

FC Bayern Muenchen v RB Leipzig - Bundesliga
FC Bayern Muenchen v RB Leipzig - Bundesliga / Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

A player who has been worth every penny, Javi Martinez has consistently been one of the best defensive midfielders in the world over a specific period of time and has played in defence on numerous occasions during his time at Bayern. The 32-year-old has made more than 250 appearances for the club, leading them to numerous titles and honours.

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