The transfer business for the winter window has already started at Bayern Munich. The record Bundesliga champions agreed a deal with Granada last week to sign exciting wide forward Bryan Zaragoza. The Spaniard is set to stay at Granada until the end of the season before joining Bayern in the summer.
Zaragoza is an exciting forward who can play in multiple positions across the attack. He has been delivering impressive performances for Granada this season. Bayern have paid a fee close to €15 million for the 22-year-old forward. Zaragoza has signed a contract until 2028 with Die Roten.
Bayern also have a deal lined up for Adelaide United’s Nestory Irankunda. The 17-year-old forward is expected to play with the reserves team next season before moving into the first team. Meanwhile, Zaragoza is expected to be part of the first team when he joins the club next summer.
Die Roten and Christoph Freund moved quickly to acquire the signing of Zaragoza. The Bavarian club has been proactive in the past five years when it comes to identifying young talents for the first team. While talking to DAZN (via iMiaSanMia), Zaragoza revealed key reasons behind choosing Bayern over other clubs in Europe.
""It was a complicated situation for me because there were many clubs behind. But when Bayern Munich knocked, I didn't think twice. Bayern is a club I love, the way they play, as a history, everything about it. And what I wanted was to finish the season here because this club has given me everything and I wanted to leave my Granada on good terms.""- Granada's Bryan Zaragoza
The Bavarian club is getting an exciting wide player who has shone at the top level in Spain. Zaragoza currently has five goals and two assists to his name this campaign. It is an exciting signing for Bayern since he will add more flair and finesse to the attack.
Bayern currently have a good group of wide forwards. Leroy Sane has been in sensational form this season, while Kingsley Coman has been a consistent performer for Tuchel. Serge Gnabry has struggled this campaign, but he will definitely bounce back from the recent slump. Meanwhile, Mathys Tel has been a super-sub for Tuchel and Bayern this season.
Zaragoza will have to fight for a place in the starting XI when he eventually arrives in Bavaria. Nevertheless, healthy competition between experienced and young forwards will help Die Roten and Thomas Tuchel to get the desired results on the pitch.
Along with signings for next season, Bayern also need reinforcements in January for the rest of the season. The Bavarian club is expected to sign a versatile defender to replace Benjamin Pavard in the squad, while Tuchel also wants to add a defensive midfielder to the squad. It remains to be seen if Rekordmeister has the budget to address these two positions in January.