Bayern Munich, the reigning Bundesliga champions, are on the verge of securing a transfer deal for Borussia Dortmund's Raphael Guerreiro.
As the German league came to a thrilling end, with Bayern narrowly clinching the title ahead of Borussia Dortmund, the Portuguese defender has emerged as a top target for the Bavarian giants.
Bayern currently face the risk of losing Benjamin Pavard and potentially Lucas Hernandez, who might depart for Paris Saint-Germain. Consequently, coach Thomas Tuchel is keen to reinforce his defensive options, and Guerreiro fits the bill perfectly. Tuchel had previously worked with the player during his stint as Dortmund's manager.
According to Sky Sport journalist Florian Plettenberg, positive developments have taken place regarding Guerreiro's potential move to Bayern this summer. Talks between the player, his representatives, and Tuchel have progressed, indicating a verbal agreement is close at hand. The Portuguese international has expressed his desire for the transfer to materialize.
Although Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan have also shown interest in acquiring Guerreiro's services, their pursuits seem to be overshadowed by Bayern's advances.
Renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano recently confirmed the imminent transfer via Twitter: "EXCL: Bayern are set to sign Raphael Guerreiro on a free transfer, here we go! Verbal agreement reached on a three-year contract-valid until June 2026. Personal terms agreed. Medical and signing will take place next week."
🚨 EXCL: Bayern are set to sign Raphaël Guerrero on free transfer, here we go!
Verbal agreement reached on three year contract — valid until June 2026.
Personal terms agreed have been agreed.
Medical and signature will take place next week. pic.twitter.com/7P2ngOgrl5
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 7, 2023
With this exciting development, Bayern Munich appears to have secured a valuable addition to their squad as they prepare to defend their Bundesliga title in the upcoming season.
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