Bayern Munich are one of the biggest clubs in Europe and have remained one of the biggest and richest clubs in the sport. The Bavarians have had a number of superstars in their ranks and have made some big money transfers in their past. Here, we look at five of their most expensive signings.
1. Lucas Hernandez – €80m
A surprising name tops the list of the most expensive player in Bayern’s history, with the Bavarians splurging out €80million for Lucas Hernandez from Atletico Madrid in 2019, with the club impressed by his performances for France during their 2018 World Cup winning campaign.
He has been a regular when fit this season and will be expected to be a rock at the back for the club for the next decade or so.
2. Corentin Tolisso – €41.5m
A midfielder who is at ease both in attack and in defence, Corentin Tolisso is another player who was part of France’s 2018 World Cup winning campaign, and is someone who is expected to be the future of the club.
After missing the entire 2018/19 campaign due to injury, he returned back this season and picked up where he left from, putting in impressive performances.
3. Javi Martinez – €40m
A player who can play both as a holding midfielder and in central defence, Javi Martinez is widely considered as one of the best in his position and has been key to Bayern’s success in the recent past.
The Spaniard has now been at the club for eight years and has so far made 232 appearances for them.
4. Arturo Vidal – €37.5m
Arturo Vidal has played for some of the biggest clubs in his career and while he remained with Bayern for only three years, he remained a consistent, all-round performer for them, helping then win three consecutive league titles.
Vidal scored 22 goals for them and it came as a surprise that they let him leave for Barcelona in 2018.
5. Mario Gotze – €37m
Bayern pulled off a coup by signing Mario Gotze from Borussia Dortmund in 2013 after meeting his release clause, considering that he was on the radar of a number of top European clubs.
However, he struggled to live up to expectations and was shipped off after just three years, with the midfielder making just 114 appearances for them.