Bouna Sarr joins Bayern Munich

German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have announced the signing of Bouna Sarr from Ligue 1 club Marseille.

The right-back has been turning heads since he teamed up with the Stade Velodrome outfit in 2015.

Last season he featured in 27 league games for the side to help them finish second on the table.

The versatile defender has now signed a four-year deal with the Bavarians to continue his development with the German club.

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Sarr will link up with Cameroon international Eric Choupo-Moting, who also recently teamed up with Bayern after leaving Paris Saint-Germain.

“I’m very happy to be joining a great club like FC Bayern,” Sarr was quoted by the club website. 

“It’s a dream come true and I will do everything I can to help continue the successful history of this club,” he added.

Salihamidzic applauds Sarr

Bayern Munich board member for sport Hasan Salihamidzic has applauded Sarr.

According to him, French-born Senegalese will add value to his side, given his versatility.

“Bouna Sarr is a dynamic right-back who fits in very well with the way we approach our game,” Salihamidzic said.  

“He’ll help us in an important position. At 28, he brings stability and experience to the table, and we also believe that he’ll develop further at FC Bayern,” he added.

Sarr started his professional career with FC Gerland and played for Lyon and Metz youth teams before his promotion to the Maroons’ first team in 2011.

The defender featured in 96 games for Metz before he moved to Marseille in 2015, where he spent four years.

The 28-year-old made more than 135 appearances for the Stade Velodrome outfit.

He helped the club finish as runner-up in the Europa League in the 2017-18 season.

Sarr was born in France to a Senegalese father and a Guinean mother which make him eligible to play for the three countries.

He could make his debut for his new club when they take on Arminia Bielefeld in their next league game on October 17.

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