The most successful side in the history of the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich are heavyweights when it comes to the transfer market as well. The club have quite a few resources and have signed some of the best players in Europe to ensure they have won the Bundesliga in the last five decades.
They have lifted the Bundesliga a record 27 times and no one has come close to challenging their supremacy. While the likes of Borussia Moenchengladbach, Hamburg, Werder Bremen and Borussia Dortmund did win league titles, they haven't been able to maintain the consistency.
Bayern's ability to spend in the transfer market had made them quite a few enemies. The reason being the Bavarians have signed quite a few players from their direct rivals in the recent past. Though they don't spend as extravagantly as the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona or PSG, their grip over the domestic market is one of the reasons why the Bundesliga has become very predictable.
The emphasis has remained on signing young German players, though. Over the years, the club have signed the likes of Sebastian Deisler, Lukas Podolski, Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng and Joshua Kimmich and they've played key roles in their success. The side also signed experienced internationals like Miroslav Klose, Xabi Alonso, Arjen Robben and Arturo Vidal in shrewd deals.
Bayern Munich Transfers : Recent Transfers
Bayern Munich broke their club transfer record for French defender Lucas Hernandez recently. The Bavarians paid €80m for the defender to bring him on board from Atletico Madrid. Before that, midfielder Corentin Tolisso was bought from Lyon for €41.5m and he replaced Javi Martinez as the most expensive player. Kingsley Coman, who was on loan from Juventus in 2017, was signed permanently for a fee of £18.9 million. The other notable signing was Nicklas Sule.
Apart from the aforementioned players, Benjamin Pavard was also signed recently for a fee of €35m from VfB Stuttgart.
In the winter transfer window of the 2017-18 season, Bayern the club announced the arrival of Sandro Wagner.
Bayern Munich Transfers - All Time Record Signings
|Lucas Hernandez||€80 million|
|Corentin Tolisso||€41.5 million|
|Javi Martinez||€40 million|
|Arturo Vidal||€37.50 million|
|Mario Goetze||€37 million|
Bayern Munich Transfers - All Time Record Departures
|Douglas Costa||€40 million|
|Toni Kroos||€25 million|
|Owen Hargreaves||€25 million|
|Mario Goetze||€22 million|
|Mario Mandzukic||€22 million|
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