The Triple Shock
Bayern Munich have announced the shock signings of three players about whom fans already have their doubts about.
Argentine Facundo "Chucky" Ferreyra
has shockingly signed for Bayern Munich for a big sum of £8.5m
- just a month after he signed for Velez from Banfield a fraction of the fee Bayern paid for him - £1.3m
Manager Oliver Kahn
was quick to defend his decision to sign the striker. "We know that the fans will be wondering why we didn't sign him before Velez did and save ourselves six million. Well, the fact is that he only came to our attention after we hired an Argentinian scout. Most of our fans would never have heard of him, but Juventus, Inter and Newcastle were all after him last season. But he wanted to stay on at Argentina for a few more years so he signed for Velez. But when Chucky found out that we were interested in him, all we had to do was agree a fee with his club, because he had no hesitations in joining us. We are very impressed with what we've seen of him. He can score with his head and his feet and he's got that strikers' instinct. He's definitely got the potential to be world class, and hopefully we can unlock that potential."
Kahn also asked fans to be patient with the 21-year-old. "He's just come into a totally different environment, with a different language and different teammates. He's come here alone, and naturally it will take a person a while to adapt. He only speaks Spanish at the moment, but we've arranged for him to take some German classes. But the good thing is we have Mario Gomez who can help him settle in since he speaks Spanish, and hopefully Chucky can also learn from him and improve his game at the same time."
Welsh international Ashley Williams
joins Bayern from Welsh club Swansea
for a fee of £6.75m
. Fans aren't sure if Williams is ready for the jump to the bigger club, but are willing to give him a chance.
"Ash is a player with great all-round ability. He's solid defensively, good in the air and is very good with the ball at his feet for a defender. He's played for Swansea who are a smaller club, no offense to them, but Ashley has toughed it out in the lower leagues. He's a tough guy mentally because of that, and I think he will help our title chase this season."
Italian full-back Eros Pisano
has signed for Bayern on a six month loan deal from Genoa, where he has been told that he is not needed. It might seem as a big shock that Munich have signed a player not wanted by a mid-table Serie A club, but Kahn has assured fans that Pisano has only been signed for cover because of their injury crisis at full-back - with David Alaba
both being out for 3 months.
Kahn has also stated that this will be the end of their transfer business for the summer window. "I think the squad we have has enough to take us through at least until January, but hopefully we won't need to make too many changes in the winter either. We have a strong squad, a great first eleven and we have enough depth to see us through as well. I'm confident that we can put up a challenge for the title."