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.
FC Augsburg v VfB Stuttgart - Bundesliga
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Ito ready to take the next step

At 25 years of age, Ito is now entering the peak of his career. He played a key role in Stuttgart’s second-placed finish in the Bundesliga last season. Thanks in no small part to the efforts of Ito, the Swabians had the second best defensive record in the Bundesliga, conceding 39 goals while Bayern conceded 45.

With his best years ahead of him, the 6ft. 2in. Japanese international should be poised to take the next step in his career for both club and country. A move to Bayern comes at the right time for him, giving him an ideal platform to become one of the best center-backs in the world.