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Bayern Munich Poised to Reveal Exciting New Signing

Hamburg, Germany. 05th July, 2024. Joao Palhinha (6) of Portugal and Kylian Mbappe (10) of France during a soccer game between the national teams of France, called les Bleus and Portugal in a Quarter Final knock out game of the UEFA Euro 2024 tournament, on Friday 5 July 2024 in Hamburg, Germany . Credit: sportpix/Alamy Live News
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Bayern Munich is set to sign João Palhinha from Fulham for €50 million, concluding a year-long transfer saga. The Portuguese midfielder has agreed to a contract until June 2028, with his medical examination scheduled soon.

  • Bayern Munich will pay a transfer fee of €50 million for João Palhinha.
  • The contract is signed until June 2028.
  • Palhinha’s medical examination is scheduled soon.

João Palhinha’s Impressive Career

João Maria Lobo Alves Palhinha Gonçalves, born on July 9, 1995, in Lisbon, Portugal, has established himself as a formidable defensive midfielder. Standing at 1.90 meters, Palhinha has become known for his robust defensive skills and his ability to break up play. Over his career, Palhinha has accumulated an impressive 318 total appearances, scoring 23 goals and providing 6 assists. His preferred foot is right, and he is currently outfitted by Adidas.

Career Highlights:

  • Fulham (Premier League)
    • Joined: July 4, 2022
    • Appearances: 68
    • Goals: 7
    • Minutes Played: 5,822
  • Sporting CP (Liga Portugal)
    • Appearances: 164
    • Goals: 9
    • Minutes Played: 11,935

Palhinha’s performance at Fulham since joining in 2022 has been particularly noteworthy, making him a standout performer in the Premier League.

National Team Contributions

Palhinha has also been a significant contributor to the Portuguese national team. Since his debut on March 24, 2021, he has earned 31 caps and scored 2 goals. His presence on the field has been crucial in several international fixtures, further cementing his reputation as a reliable defensive midfielder.

National Team Career:

  • Portugal National Team
    • Caps: 31
    • Goals: 2
  • Portugal U20
    • Caps: 2
  • Portugal U19
    • Caps: 14
    • Goals: 1
  • Portugal U18
    • Caps: 2

The Transfer Details

Bayern Munich’s acquisition of João Palhinha is a strategic move to bolster their midfield strength. The transfer fee stands at €50 million, with a contract duration until June 2028. After weeks of anticipation, all documents between Bayern Munich and Fulham have been signed, and Palhinha’s medical examination is scheduled soon.

Key Points:

  • Transfer Fee: €50 million
  • Contract Duration: Until June 2028
  • Additional Context: João Palhinha has been pushing for this transfer, and the deal marks the end of a year-long saga.


This move is part of Bayern Munich’s broader strategy to strengthen their squad, as discussed in Bayern Munich’s Big Move: Medical Tests Set for Sunday and Bayern Munich’s Transfer Frenzy: Two Big Names Set to Join.

This comprehensive coverage provides insights into João Palhinha’s career, statistics, and the implications of his transfer to Bayern Munich.

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