Bayern Munich agree fee for Bryan Zaragoza

Bayern Munich have agreed an extra compensation fee with Granada to bring forward the signing of Bryan Zaragoza after Kingsley Coman’s injury.
Bayern Munich agree compensation with Granada for Bryan Zaragoza.
Bayern Munich agree compensation with Granada for Bryan Zaragoza. / Angel Martinez/GettyImages

The winter transfer window will end for Bayern Munich with a deadline day signing. The Bavarian club has decided to strengthen the attack in the final days of the transfer window after Kingsley Coman suffered a serious knee injury against Augsburg.

Instead of looking for a new signing, Bayern have brought forward the arrival of Bryan Zaragoza. The Spaniard was set to join Die Roten in the summer. However, Coman’s injury forced Die Roten to negotiate with Granada for an early transfer of Bryan Zaragoza.

After negotiations over the last couple of days, Bayern reached an agreement with the Spanish club for an extra compensation fee late on Wednesday. As per Sky Sports in Germany, Die Roten will be paying an extra €4-5 million (including add-ons) as a compensation fee. The defending Bundesliga champions had previously agreed €15 million fee for the summer transfer.

Zaragoza was spotted at Munich airport on Thursday morning. The Spaniard will complete the rest of the formalities today and start training with the first team. He is expected to be part of the squad for the game against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.

The 22-year-old forward can play on both flanks. He can also play behind the striker, so Thomas Tuchel will have another versatile attacking option at his disposal. Zaragoza has been in fine form for Granada this season, which may help him to hit the ground running in Munich. He is expected to make his debut against Gladbach from the bench.

Die Roten also held talks with the representatives of Ajax winger Steven Bergwijn in case Granada didn’t agree to release Zaragoza. The Spanish winger was open to joining Bayern this month, so Granada eventually agreed to an early transfer instead of keeping him until the end of the season.

Apart from completing the deal for Zaragoza, Bayern has also announced the signing of Jonah Kusi-Asare on Thursday. The 16-year-old striker joins Die Roten from AIK Sona for a fee just above €5 million. Jonah Kusi-Asare will be playing with the U-19 team during the second half of the season.

Meanwhile, Serge Gnabry has started training with the ball at Sabner Strasse. The German winger is expected to return by the end of February. Apart from Coman, Tuchel will have all other attacking players available for selection by the end of February. Noussair Mazraoui is set to join the squad this week after Morocco was knocked out of the AFCON. He will be competing with new arrival Sacha Boey for the right-back position in the starting XI.