Beckham's Record Signing
Bayern Munich have finally completed the long-awaited signing of Brazilian sensation Ademilson
for a record-breaking 48 million.
Ademilson, who turned 24 last week, was the prime target of Bayern this January but his move to the German giants have been thoroughly delayed by his club Sao Paulo, who were reluctant to let go of their star striker.
However, here he is now.
His lethal goalscoring record speaks for itself. He scored 42 goals in 53 appearances in the Brazilian league last season and has helped Sao Paulo made a winning start to the new season as well with 3 goals in 3 appearances just before his switch to Die Bayern.
Ademilson has been pressing Sao Paulo club officials for a move and even ranted in an interview last week that manager Guilherme Macuglia
was "playing games" over his imminent departure for Bayern.
With the arrival of Ademilson, Fabio Borini
has departed Bayern for a fee of 18 million to Juventus.
The 26-year-old striker's number 9 shirt will be taken by Ademilson as he returns to his native Italy.
Borini joined Die Bayern from Liverpool in 2015 for 15 million and has been a regular fixture in the first team since, although had a constant lack of goal-scoring consistency.
Ademilson will now fill the void left by Borini, and the highly-rated South American spoke to the Munchen Football Paper today about his new club.
"Bayern are a fantastic club and David Beckham is a great manager to work under. It will be awesome being here and I hope I can score as many goals as I did in Sao Paulo.
"I knew I didn't leave Sao Paulo in a good way but I hope the fans can still remember me for my goals and all the good times.
"I will always remember my time at Sao Paulo. Now it's time for me to embark on a new chapter of my career with Bayern Munich.
"I want to be very successful here at Bayern."