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Bayern Munich exercise buy-option on Kingsley Coman

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Bayern is officially a little more French

Borussia Moenchengladbach v Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images For MAN

Kingsley Coman is officially a Bayern Munich player. The French international has signed a 3-year contract until 2020 after Bayern exercised their purchase option in his complicated loan contract.

"Kingsley Coman is an important building block for the future of our team, so we decided to take the option," said Bayern's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in a statement. "Kingsley is a promising player with great potential. We are convinced that he will help us in the coming years. "

Coman joined Bayern in the summer of 2015 on a two-year-loan deal worth €7M from Juventus FC. Attached as a rider in that deal was a purchase option that was required to be exercised prior to the end of this April for €21M. All told, Bayern are invested in Kingsley Coman well in excess of €30M, but there’s no denying Coman has already paid big dividends.

Coman was a large piece of Pep Guardiola’s double winning team his first season, breaking onto the European stage so ferociously that he was a critical bench role on Didier Deschamps 2016 Euro-finalist French national team. Coman has been much quieter this season under Carlo Ancelotti, as much a product of his early season injury troubles as it has been Ancelotti’s loathness to effectively rotate his first team.