Update #8 — January 19th, 8:10AM EST: Sommer already training with Bayern
It looks as if Yann Sommer is already training with Bayern Munich — even ahead of the formal transfer announcement:
As reported, Yann #Sommer is present at the final training @FCBayern. @SkySportNews @SkySportDE
Update #7 — January 19th, 6:35AM EST: Sommer arrives for second part of medical
Yann Sommer arrived at Säbener Straße for the second part of his physical:
Erster Tag für Yann Sommer an der Säbener! Jetzt Abschluss des Medizinchecks, anschließend Vertragsunterzeichnung und um 14 Uhr Training mit der Mannschaft. Läuft alles nach Plan, reist er am Nachmittag mit nach Leipzig! #FCBayern @SPORT1 pic.twitter.com/jUP2zkkqHK— Kerry Hau (@kerry_hau) January 19, 2023
First day for Yann Sommer at the Säbener! Now the medical check is completed, followed by the signing of the contract and training with the team at 2 p.m. If everything goes according to plan, he will travel to Leipzig in the afternoon! #FCBayern @SPORT1
In addition, Bild (as captured by @iMiaSanMia) says that Sommer’s bonus structure is set up this way:
The €1.5m add-ons to Yann Sommer’s transfer fee are distributed as follows: €1m for the Bundesliga title win, €250k for the DFB Pokal title and €250k for the Champions League title.
Update #6 — January 18th, 1:37PM EST: Sommer takes his medical exam
TZ journalist Mano Bonke is putting in the work and captured Sommer heading to his medical:
There he is: Yann #Sommer has just completed the first part of the medical check. #FCBayern
Update #5 — January 18th, 1:13PM EST: Sommer lands in Munich
Tz journalist Mano Bonke captured video of Yann Sommer’s flight landing in Munich:
Hard to see: But here Yann #Sommer enters Bavarian soil. The new #FCBayern goalie arrived fittingly in the red private jet.
Update #4 — January 18th, 12:40PM EST: Gladbach acknowledges Sommer situation
Borussia Mönchengladbach announced that Yann Sommer is involved in transfer negotiations, so this move to Bayern Munich is nearing its completion:
ℹ Yann #Sommer nahm heute nicht am Mannschaftstraining der Fohlen teil. Die Verhandlungen über einen Transfer des 34-jährigen Torhüters befinden sich in der finalen Phase.— Borussia (@borussia) January 18, 2023
Alle Infos zum Trainingsstart in die Woche
Yann #Sommer did not take part in the foals’ team training today. Negotiations on a transfer of the 34-year-old goalkeeper are in the final phase. All information about the training start of the week.
Update #3 — January 18th, 10:25AM EST: Another confirmation
Sport1’s Kerry Hau — another reliable source — has confirmed the deal:
Transfer-Einigung erzielt! Yann Sommer absolviert noch heute den Medizincheck in München, Vertrag bis 2025. Fixe Ablöse: 8 Millionen Euro. Bei Gewinn der Champions League kommen weitere 1,5 Millionen dazu. #FCBayern @SPORT1— Kerry Hau (@kerry_hau) January 18, 2023
Transfer agreement reached! Yann Sommer is completing the medical check in Munich today, contract until 2025. Fixed fee: 8 million euros. If you win the Champions League, another 1.5 million will be added. #FCBayern @SPORT1
Update #2 — January 18th, 10:00AM EST: “Here we go”
Somehow, Fabrizio Romano reported on the deal, but — sadly — did not give it an official “here we go”. Sommer’s contract will run through 2025:
Yann Sommer to FC Bayern, done deal and here we go! Full agreement now in place with ‘Gladbach, contract valid until June 2025 #FCBayern— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 18, 2023
Bayern will pay €8m plus €1.5m add-ons, as @Blick_Sport reported. Yann Sommer will undergo medical tests in the next hours. pic.twitter.com/j73mHIKipN
Update #1 — January 18th, 9:50AM EST: Financial details emerge!
Sky Sport’s Florian Plettenberg confirmed the deal and provided a look at what Bayern Munich would be paying Gladbach — €8 million + another €1.5 million if the Bavarians win the Champions League:
❗️❗️❗️News BREAK #Sommer: TOTAL AGREEMENT between Bayern & Gladbach as per @Blick_Sport and confirmed ✅ Sommer is on his way to Munich. Medical tonight. Transfer fee 8+1,5 (!!!) @westsven @Sky_Torben @Sky_Marc @SkySportDE pic.twitter.com/KY8zJh5m9H— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 18, 2023
After weeks of anticipation, it has finally happened: Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach have reportedly agreed to a deal that will allow goalkeeper Yann Sommer to move to Bavaria.
Sommer will immediately bolster Bayern Munich’s goalkeeper situation, which lost much of its stability when starter Manuel Neuer went down for the season with a broken leg. Neuer, of course, sustained the injury skiing after Germany’s unceremonious early exit from the World Cup.
According to Blick journalist Andreas Böni, the deal is done except for Sommer’s medical check:
EINIGUNG +++ YANN SOMMER WECHSELT ZU BAYERN MÜNCHEN +++ NUR NOCH DER MEDIZINCHECK STEHT AUS— Andreas Böni (@AndreasBoeni) January 18, 2023
AGREEMENT +++ YANN SOMMER MOVES TO BAYERN MUNICH +++ ONLY THE MEDICAL CHECK IS STILL PENDING
When assessing candidates to replace Neuer for this season, Sommer leapt off the page for several reasons. His familiarity with the Bundesliga, ability to speak German, performances in big games, and his overall excellence in between the sticks. Simply put, it was really only ever Sommer or nothing when it comes to players outside the greater Bayern Munich organization.
Aside of trying to persuade disgruntled loanee Alexander Nübel to return from AS Monaco, Bayern Munich did not seriously pursue any other candidates than Sommer, despite putting out some feelers here and there on other goalkeepers.
Once Nübel and Monaco made it clear that the 25-year-old Germany would not return to his parent club, Bayern Munich put all of its focus on Sommer.
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