German Champion Bayern Munich have confirmed that they have reached an agreement to sign former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry from Werder Bremen.
21-year-old Gnabry transferred from Arsenal to German side Bremen last year, Bayern was reportedly involved in the deal, reserving itself the right to sign the player after one year with Bremen. This unusual three-party contractual relationship now appears to be confirmed.
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The likes of Hoffenheim, RB Leipzig, and Borussia Dortmund had been linked with a move for the Germany international, but Bayern have won the race and Gnabry will officially join on a three-year deal when the transfer window reopens.
"It is a great honor to be part of FC Bayern. Before me lies an exciting time, which I am very much looking forward to," Gnabry told the club's official website.
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stated, “We are happy that in Serge Gnabry another young German national player is coming to Bayern. Serge’s development made excellent progress in Bremen.”
Gnabry, who struggled to break into the first team at Arsenal scored 11 goals for Werder last season and logged 3 assists in 27 matches. He often proved to be a difference maker for the struggling Greman side.