10 most expensive signings by Bayern Munich
It's the month of July and the transfer window is open with clubs across the continent shelling out money to build their squads. Bayern Munich, the financial powerhouse in the Bundesliga and the world began their transfer activity long before the window opened on July 1st. In the month of May, they announced the transfer of Mats Hummels who returned to the club after spending 8 years in Dortmund. The other player signed was Portuguese wonderkid Renato Sanches, who's had a stellar rise since he made his debut for Benfica last season. Sanches went on to lift the Euro Cup 2016 and he was named the young player of the tournament.
With a smart and prudent management, Bayern Munich have created a financial gulf between them and other Bundesliga teams, which has allowed them to build a better squad and perform consistently in Germany and Europe.
Here's the list of the top 10 most expensive signings by Bayern.
#10 Thiago Alcantara - €25 million
Thiago Alcantara was a player that Pep Guardiola greatly wanted Bayern to sign upon his arrival in Munich in 2013, was signed on a 4 year deal from Barcelona for €25 million, and the two were reunited from their days at the Catalan club.
A gifted player with marvelous technical skills, almost a magician with the ball on his feet, his strong passing and dribbling was crafted for the passing game by coaches like Guardiola. Although he's spent quite some time on the sidelines due to injuries during his stay in Munich, his performances have impressed the Bayern management which made him sign an extension till 2019.