Bayern Munich signing Hiroki Ito is shrewd piece of business

The€30 million signing of Hiroki Ito from VfB Stuttgart is potentially a great acquisition for Bayern Munich, who desperately needed defensive reinforcements.
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Left-back option in light of the current situation with Alphonso Davies

Although Vincent Kompany considers Alphonso Davies a crucial player for next season, Bayern Munich’s board has seemingly decided that enough is enough regarding negotiations for a contract renewal with the incumbent left-back and his agent.

As things currently stand, Davies can negotiate with Real Madrid or any other interested club for a free transfer in the winter transfer window. Under these circumstances, the Hiroki Ito signing brings added value.

Although primarily a center-back, Ito is also proficient as a left-back. As a reminder, fans can look back to last September when Japan defeated Germany 4-1 with Ito playing the entire match in the left-back position.