The English Way
Bayern Munich have confirmed three new signings, two of whom play under David Beckham
for the England national team.
The first man is Spanish international Eneko Diez
, signed from Osasuna on a free transfer. The 22-year-old was an important first-team member of the Osasuna squad but stubbornly refused to extend his contract with the La Liga side, and Bayern Munich have now snapped the youngster up on a free transfer.
He has had a spectacular career so far, making his debut for Osasuna in 2014 at just merely 17. He has gone on to make 159 league appearances for his local club, and gained his first cap in late 2016 after impressing Spain manager Josep Guardiola
. He has not looked back since.
The next is another free transfer. Leighton Baines
left Manchester United last month, declining to sign another contract with the Red Devils after an illustrious career with them.
The 34-year-old England veteran linked up with United in 2013 after achieving legendary status as a player with Everton, and has went on to make 235 appearances in the Premier League in 7 years, at the same time having 4 Premier League title medals to his name, as well as a magnificent record of 3 Champions League trophies.
However, he has decided to pursue other challenges after his illuminating career in England, and Beckham is eager to provide him with that by offering him a one-year contract to play at the Allianz Arena.
The last signing is perhaps the most important of all.
He might even be proven as an 'Ademilson signing' at the end of the season, a kind of signing dubbed by the fans to describe a player costing the club millions - yet manage to repay those millions with interest with his performances for the club, named after Bayern's own star striker Ademilson
joins Beckham again at Bayern Munich, departing from Aston Villa for a whooping 45 million.
The 25-year-old England winger was brought to Villa Park by the same man, with Beckham signing him for Aston Villa from Arsenal in 2017 for a fee of 23 million. Unfortunately, Chamberlain had little time working with the 44-year-old boss, as Beckham was soon on his way to Bayern Munich.
However, under new manager Malky Mackay
, Chamberlain blossomed, and has now proven himself as one of England's best in recent history. Last year, he scored 10 goals as well as providing 17 assists to carry Aston Villa to 2nd in the Premier League.
He will now join the Beckham project at Bayern.
Surely with such signings, there will be departures.
The Bayern Munich team who won the treble last season is definitely not going to be broken up massively, having shown their worth with their incredible trophy-laden year.
But there will at least be some departures to accommodate the new men, surely...?