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Bayern sign Coman on permanent deal, extend Thiago contract
April 28, 2017 / 3:30 PM / 8 months ago

Bayern sign Coman on permanent deal, extend Thiago contract

REUTERS - Bayern Munich activated a clause to make winger Kingsley Coman’s transfer from Juventus permanent at the end of the season and extended midfielder Thiago Alcantara’s contract to 2021, the German club said on Friday.

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The 20-year-old France international, who joined Bayern on a two-year loan deal in 2015, will sign a contract until 2020.

”He is a player with huge potential,“ Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. ”We’re convinced that he will be of great help to us in the coming years.

“He is a very young player who already plays regularly for the French national team and who has gathered experience at the European Championship.”

Coman, a former Paris St Germain player, has scored eight goals in 58 games for Bayern.

Rummenigge also heaped praise on 26-year-old Thiago, who signed a two-year extension that will keep him in Munich until 2021 and has arguably played his best football at Bayern this season.

“Thiago is one of the best and most sought after midfielders in Europe,” Rummenigge said. “We are happy to have tied him to the club on a long-term basis.”

The Spain international is the latest stalwart to sign up to 2021 following - among others - Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, Thomas Mueller, Robert Lewandowski and keeper Manuel Neuer as Bayern look to retain key players.

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty and John Stonestreet

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