Bayern Munich Complete Two Signings
have completed the signings of Wilfred Bony
and Jelle Vossen
. Bony joins from Vitesse on a deal worth £8M
and Vossen joins from Genk for a fee of £8.25M
. The two strikers will join up with their new squad when the transfer window opens in January.
Wilfred Bony spoke to press earlier and said that he was delighted to be given the opportunity to prove himself at a top club.
“It is a great feeling to sign for a big club like Bayern. I am very happy to be here and I feel that I can now prove myself that I can be a great player. I owe a lot to Vitesse and it is a sad feeling to leave Holland but I will always remember what they did for me and how they helped my career develop. I am also looking forward to working with Pep Guardiola who is a fantastic manager. He told me that I will be in the team and that I will get my opportunity to play in the Bundesliga. I feel this is the right move for me and I will be able to be a success at Bayern”.
Jells Vossen joins from Genk after a great start to the season In Belgum scoring 8 goals in the league. Vossen is a highly rated player at home and is also looking forward to proving himself in Germany.
“It is a big surprise for me. I was not expecting Bayern to sign me. They made a bid in July but they pulled out at the last minute. I am happy to be here. I know I won’t be 1st choice but I want to be able to help the team when I play. It means a lot to me that Bayern came in for me and that they want me to play for them”.
This then signals the inevitable departure of Mario Mandzukic with teams such as Real Madrid, Stoke and PSG interested in the striker.
Manager Pep Guardiola has also announced that Claudio Pizzaro will not be offered a new contract at the end of the season.
“Claudio is a great striker and he has served the club well in his two spells here. We feel it will be best for him that he plays more football so he can prolong his career. We wish him the best in the future and he will always be in the hearts of Bayern fans”.
“Ademilson will also most likely be sent on loan. I will be looking for a team in Germany that will be willing to take him on loan for the rest of the season”.
Many fans are happy with the deals but are upset to find out that Wilfred Bony will be heading to the AFCON on the 19th of January which is the same day Bayern play Leverkusen when the Bundesliga re-starts after the winter break.