Bayern Munich sign Raphael Guerreiro on free transfer after Borussia Dortmund exit

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Raphael Guerreiro
Bayern Munich completed the signing of full-back Raphael Guerreiro from Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer on Friday.
  • Bayern sign Guerreiro
  • Full-back joins on a free transfer from Dortmund
  • Signs three-year contract

WHAT HAPPENED? The 29-year-old defender has ended a seven-year-long relationship with Borussia Dortmund and decided to join the Bundesliga champions on a three-year deal.

A statement from the club read: FC Bayern have completed the signing of Raphaël Guerreiro. The Portugal international moves to the German record champions on a free transfer after leaving Borussia Dortmund. The versatile 29-year-old, who normally occupies the left flank, has put pen to paper on a contract until 30 June 2026."

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The Portuguese defender is set to reunite with Thomas Tuchel in Munich after six years. He had spent the 2016-17 season under the German coach's tutelage at Dortmund.

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WHAT THEY SAID?: After signing for Bayern, Guerreiro said, "When the call came from FC Bayern, I made my decision fast. It’s an honour for me to be able to play for this great club, and I also regard Thomas Tuchel highly from our time together at Dortmund. I’m a player who always wants the ball – it’s about controlling the game and I want to create chances. I’ll give my all so that we win as many titles as possible. That’s the philosophy of FC Bayern."


Raphael Guerreiro Borussia Dortmund 2022-23

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WHAT NEXT FOR BAYERN MUNICH? The German giants are expected to add more players this summer. Manchester City's Kyle Walker and Napoli defender Kim Min-jae have both been linked with a move to the Allianz Arena.