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Top Midfielder’s €50 Million Move to Bayern Munich Confirmed

Frankfurt, Germany. 01st July, 2024. Frankfurt, Germany, July 1st 2024 FRANKFURT, GERMANY - JULY 01: Ruben Dias of Portugal, Jan Mlakar of Slovenia and Joao Palhinha of Portugal in action during the UEFA Euro 2024 Championship Round of 16 match between Portugal and Slovenia at Frankfurt Arena on July 01, 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany. (Photo by Dan O' Connor/ATPImages) Dan O' Connor (Dan O' Connor/ATP Images/SPP) Credit: SPP Sport Press Photo. /Alamy Live News
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Bayern Munich has confirmed the signing of João Palhinha from Fulham FC in a deal worth €50 million, with an additional €5 million in potential add-ons. The Portuguese midfielder has been pushing for this transfer for weeks, and he will sign a contract until 2028.

  • Bayern Munich confirms the signing of João Palhinha for €50m plus €5m in add-ons.
  • Palhinha will sign a contract until 2028, finalizing his move from Fulham FC.
  • The Portuguese midfielder has been pushing for the transfer for weeks.

João Palhinha’s Journey to Bayern Munich

João Palhinha, the 28-year-old Portuguese defensive midfielder, is set to join Bayern Munich in a deal valued at €50 million, with an additional €5 million in potential add-ons. The deal, confirmed by transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, marks a significant move for Palhinha, who has been pushing for this transfer for several weeks.

Palhinha, who currently plays for Fulham FC, will sign a contract with Bayern Munich until 2028. The transfer is pending a medical examination and the signing of the necessary documentation.

Career Highlights and Statistics

João Maria Lobo Alves Palhinha Gonçalves, born on July 9, 1995, in Lisbon, Portugal, stands at 1.90 meters and is known for his defensive prowess. His journey began in the youth clubs of UD Alta de Lisboa, SG Sacavenense, and Sporting CP, before making his senior debut with Sporting CP in 2014.

Professional Clubs and Appearances

  • Sporting CP:
    • Appearances: 72
    • Goals: 4
  • Moreirense (loan):
    • Appearances: 29
    • Goals: 0
  • Belenenses (loan):
    • Appearances: 13
    • Goals: 1
  • Braga (loan):
    • Appearances: 50
    • Goals: 4
  • Fulham FC:
    • Appearances: 68
    • Goals: 7

In addition to his club career, Palhinha has made 30 appearances for the Portuguese national team, scoring 2 goals. His consistent performances have earned him recognition and a coveted move to one of Europe’s top clubs.

The Transfer Dynamics

The transfer to Bayern Munich comes after Palhinha’s impressive stint at Fulham FC, where he joined on July 4, 2022, for a fee of £20 million. His performances in the Premier League caught the attention of Bayern Munich, leading to this high-profile transfer.

Contract and Financial Details

  • Contract Duration: Until 2028
  • Transfer Fee: €50 million plus €5 million in add-ons

Palhinha’s agent and representatives have been instrumental in facilitating this move, ensuring that both the player and club are satisfied with the terms. The medical examination is the final step before Palhinha can officially join Bayern Munich.

Future Prospects and Impact

Palhinha’s addition to Bayern Munich is seen as a strategic move to bolster their midfield strength. Known for his defensive skills and ability to break up play, Palhinha is expected to be a key player in Bayern’s pursuit of domestic and European success.

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Bayern Munich fans can look forward to seeing João Palhinha in action soon, as he brings his experience and skills to the Bundesliga.

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