Official | Raphaël Guerreiro joins Bayern Munich on a free transfer

Bayern Munich have announced that they have signed Borussia Dortmund left-back Raphaël Guerreiro on a free transfer, signing a three-year contract until 2026.

“When the call came from FC Bayern, I made my decision fast. It’s an honour for me to be able to play for this great club, and I also regard Thomas Tuchel highly from our time together at Dortmund,” said Guerreiro.

“I’m a player who always wants the ball – it’s about controlling the game and I want to create chances. I’ll give my all so that we win as many titles as possible. That’s the philosophy of FC Bayern.”

Last season, Guerreiro finished first in the assist charts in the Bundesliga with 12. In the second half of the season, he was one of the players that stepped up for Dortmund as they pushed Bayern for the title until the final day of the season. Dortmund have already replaced Guerreiro with the signing of Ramy Bensebaini from Borussia Mönchengladbach.  

The 29-year-old showed at times last season that he was not only capable of playing as a left-back but also as a central midfielder. Where Guerreiro will be used under Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel is not known yet as Tuchel can use this summer to fully get his ideas across to his players. 

Guerreiro is the sixth player to switch between Bayern and Dortmund over the last 10 years. Robert Lewandowski, Niklas Süle and Sebastian Rode have all made the move once. While Mats Hummels and Mario Götze have both made the move twice, going from Dortmund to Munich then back to Dortmund. 

GGFN | Jack Meenan 

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