After much speculation, Michael Cuisance has gotten the transfer he requested moving to Premier League side Leeds United for a reported fee of €20 million per The Athletic. After acquiring him from Borussia Mönchengladbach for €9 million last year, Bayern Munich is set to make over €10 million in profit for one year of the 21-year-old’s services.
What makes this deal even more palatable for Bayern Munich is the fact that they retain a buyback clause, ensuring that they retain in interest in the youngster’s future should he do well at Elland Road. This new purchase comes as Leeds United has spent an estimated $115 million dollars (US) on new transfers this window.
Leeds United, which is back in the Premier League for the first time since 2004, seems eager to stay this time around. One of the inaugural members of the Premier League and a historically strong club, Leeds has become more synonymous with financial mismanagement (see: Doing A Leeds) after dropping two divisions. New boss Marcelo Bielsa, upon taking over the club in 2018, has them heading in a new direction and back in the top flight which certainly is a big draw for Cuisance.
The exit of Cuisance leaves Bayern Munich’s midfield a bit thin, which will surely have the front office active over the next few days.