Bayern sign Juan Bernat from Valencia
Munich, 7 July, 2014: FC Bayern Munich have today completed the signing of 21-year-old Spain U-21 international Juan Bernat (21) from FC Valencia. The 1.72m tall defender underwent a medical in Munich and subsequently signed a five-year contract keeping him at Germany's most successful club until 30 June 2019. The player moves for an undisclosed fee.
Juan Bernat will train with his new club for the first time on Thursday 10 July. He has been assigned the squad number 18.
“We're very pleased about reaching a good and quick solution both with the player and FC Valencia,” commented FC Bayern München AG deputy chairman Jan-Christian Dreesen. “Juan Bernat will say farewell to his current club on Tuesday evening in Valencia and will be in Munich from Thursday.”
FC Bayern board director for sport Matthias Sammer commented: “Juan Bernat is an exceptional young player who we've been watching for a long time. He is quick, a good tackler, and has an incredible nose for goal. We're certain we've made a very good investment for the future of our team by signing Juan Bernat. We welcome him warmly to FC Bayern!”
“I'm delighted at the opportunity to play for this huge club in the future,” Juan Bernat said after signing his new contract. “FC Bayern are one of the biggest clubs in Europe and the world. I'm really looking forward to appearing in a team with players like Lahm, Neuer, Schweinsteiger, Robben and Ribéry and having Pep Guardiola as coach. I'll give everything I have for this club to succeed.”