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Bayern Munich affirm signing of €30m defender


Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of Japanese centre-back Hiroki Ito from Stuttgart.

New supervisor Vincent Kompany is eager to bolster on the again and wasted little time in triggering the €30m launch clause in Ito’s contract to make him the membership’s first signing of the summer season.

“It’s a nice honour for me to have the ability to play for one of many largest golf equipment on the planet,” Ito stated after inking a four-year contract. “The title FC Bayern additionally has a great repute in Japan.

“I all the time gave my all at VfB Stuttgart and am grateful to the membership. Now I’m trying ahead to the problem in Munich and wish to do my half to make sure that FC Bayern wins many titles. It was time to take a brand new step, and for me FC Bayern is the right membership for that.”

Sporting director Max Eberl added: “We’re delighted that now we have signed Hiroki Ito for FC Bayern. We would like hungry gamers who deliver new vitality, and Hiroki has all the pieces we wish: He’s a participant who accepts challenges, overcomes them and frequently makes his method.

“At 25 years previous, he has already gained quite a lot of expertise and may deal with stress, whether or not in a relegation match or with an opportunity of constructing it to the Champions League. He’ll instantly be an actual reinforcement for us.”

Vincent Kompany

Kompany desires to overtake Bayern’s defence / Marcel Engelbrecht – firo sportphoto/GettyImages

Bayern aren’t completed trying to find defensive reinforcements and stay in talks with Bayer Leverkusen over Jonathan Tah, who’s coming into the ultimate yr of his contract.

Curiosity has additionally been lodged in Chelsea’s Levi Colwill, who’s searching for assurances about his position beneath new supervisor Enzo Maresca, though the Blues have shortly made it clear they won’t entertain a departure this summer season.

Kompany can also be anticipated to supervise a handful of exits. Dutchman Matthijs de Ligt is offered for the appropriate value however will not be becoming a member of Manchester United, who’ve backed away from a deal because of the funds concerned.