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
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
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
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
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
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.