The Arrival of Thiago
Bayern Munich have unveiled the big name signing they've been talking about - in the form of Juventus midfielder Thiago Alcantara
The 28-year-old arrives from Turin for a fee of 37.5 million.
Since joining Juve in 2014 after a season at Manchester City where he warmed the bench, Thiago has proved himself to be one of the best midfielders in the world.
With Juve, Thiago has won 3 Serie A titles and 1 TIM Cup in 5 years, and Bayern will be hoping he can take his success to Munich.
However, he has grown disenchanted with the Italian giants following a dispute with manager Davide Ballardini
and was looking for a new challenge - and Bayern was keen to provide him with one.
"He (Thiago) is a very good addition to our squad," said David Beckham
, speaking to German media in the unveiling of Thiago as a Munchen player. "He can score, he can set up goals, he's the perfect player.
"Toni (Kroos) has won many awards and I think Thiago is on par with him. If he remains with us for many years he can also be a success here in Germany."
Thiago has also stated his desire to be an influential player for the squad.
"Playing at Juventus and winning things was brilliant," said Thiago. "I want to win many more here in Bayern and Germany."