Bayern Munich confirm the signing of Sandro Wagner from Hoffenheim after months of speculation and transfer rumors surrounding the German striker.
The Bavarians ended the year on a positive note by beating Borussia Dortmund last night. Bayern Munich can now focus on the winter break and start their preparations for the second half of the season. They start that by wrapping up the signing of Sandro Wagner today in order to integrate him into the squad during this break.
Wagner has been the hot topic for Bayern Munich in the past month or two. Hoffenheim confirmed Bayern’s interest in the striker earlier this season and since then the clubs have worked hard to find a right deal for all parties involved. The fee for Wagner is reportedly in the region of €13 million. Wagner has undergone a medical and signed a two-year deal with the German Champions.
He will become the third German player to join Bayern Munich from Hoffenheim this year. Sebastian Rudy and Niklas Sule joined the Bavarians in the summer. Serge Gnabry, however, went the other way on a one-year loan deal.
The German started his career at Bayern as he came through the Munich academy. Wagner had previously expressed his desire to return to his boyhood club. He left the club in 2008 and since then played for numerous clubs. He struck his best form at Hoffenheim, where he arrived in 2016. The striker has scored six goals this term for Julian Nagelsmann’s side.
Wagner’s impressive form at the club earned him several caps for Germany. He was part for the German squad which won Confederations Cup in Russia last summer. The German is eager to achieve success with his boyhood club and earn a spot in Germany’s World Cup squad in the summer.
He will provide a very good cover to Robert Lewandowski. The Polish striker has been urging the club to sign a striker in order to manage his workload. Wagner will allow Lewandowski to get a breather when the team will be playing numerous games in short period of time.