Bayern Munich confirm signing of Yann Sommer

Jack Gallagher
Sommer is now a Bayern player
Sommer is now a Bayern player / Soccrates Images/GettyImages

Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Yann Sommer on a two-and-a-half year deal.

The Bavarian club had been on the lookout for a new starting goalkeeper to fill in for Manuel Neuer, following the 2014 World Cup winner's season-ending injury before Christmas.

And they've got their man in the shape of Swiss number one Sommer.

Speaking to his new club's official website following the move, Sommer said: “I’m very excited about the new challenge at FC Bayern. It’s a big, powerful club. We’ve played against each other many times – I know the enormous quality and aura of this club. I’m proud that I’m now a part of FC Bayern.

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"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 Mönchengladbach for eight and a half wonderful years and for enabling this transfer.”

Bayern CEO, and goalkeeping legend, Oliver Kahn stated that he was delighted to sign the player this January: “Yann Sommer is a valuable addition for us, because he has a wealth of international experience and has already played in the Bundesliga for many years.

"He has everything required to contribute immediately to our success. We’re certain we can achieve our goals with Yann Sommer.”