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It’s official, Juan Bernat leaves Bayern for PSG

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The Spaniard will head to France where he hopes for a more integral role on the field.

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After weeks of speculation, Bayern Munich outside back Juan Bernat has officially transferred to Paris Saint-Germain, where he will be under the tutelage of former Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel.

Bernat is expected to compete for more playing time in Paris as opposed to Bayern where he was mired on the bench and considered the third-choice at left back behind David Alaba and Rafinha.

Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed the move and thanked Bernat for his professionalism via FCBayern.com:

Juan was an all-round professional who played a big part in the eight titles we won with him. We’d like to wish him and his family all the very best in Paris.

Bernat told the PSG team website that he is excited to be joining Tuchel and Les Parisiens:

I am very proud to be joining Paris Saint-Germain. After my debuts in Spain and my experience in Germany, I will discover a new country and, above all, a new club who have made a spectacular rise in recent years. Paris Saint-Germain are known throughout Europe, with world-class players, the magnificent Parc des Princes and very big ambitions. I am also looking forward to working under Thomas Tuchel, whose work in Germany was remarkable. I am truly excited to be taking the next step of my career with Paris.

Bernat came to Bayern from Valencia in 2014. In four years Bernat played 113 games for Bayern accumulating five goals and 10 assists.