Bayern Munich new signings: Confirmed ins and outs for summer 2023

Having only just pipped Borussia Dortmund to the Bundesliga title on the final day of the 2022/23 season, Bayern Munich are busy doing business in what is their first transfer window since appointing former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.

The 49-year-old is hungry to get players in who can adapt quickly to his positional play as the Bavarian giants aim to be more competitive on the European stage next term.

They have some big targets from across Europe but also appear to be looking in the German market with some astute domestic signings already being made.

We’ll follow all the confirmed signings and possible deals at the Allianz Arena as they happen this summer.

The confirmed transfer ins and outs at Bayern Munich are as follows.

Bayern Munich new signings: Summer 2023 arrivals

Harry Kane – Forward – Tottenham

The signing of Harry Kane has been one of the biggest transfer stories of the entire summer. While rumors circulated of Kane’s departure from Tottenham, it seemed like the chances that the England international would leave would swing wildly from one day to the next. However, as we now know, Harry Kane became the most significant of all Bayern Munich new signings when he inked a €100 million transfer that saw him join the Bundesliga giants. With that said, while this is huge for Bayern Munich, we cannot forget that it’s also a huge loss for Tottenham.

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Harry Kane has been a Tottenham man through and through for many years already. Yet when questioned about the motives for the transfer, Kane simply stated that he wanted to keep pushing himself and testing his limits. Of course, this is something that the 30-year-old forward can certainly do with Bayern Munich, whereas the potential growth for Kane at Tottenham has been ropey in recent times. 

And already, Harry Kane has proven his worth to Bayern Munich by scoring in his very first Bundesliga game. Then again, what could we expect from the most expensive Bundesliga signing of all time?

Min-Jae Kim – Center Back – SSC Napoli

Since Konrad Laimer came in on a free transfer not long ago, many assumed that Bayern Munich would then become quite active in the arrivals area. However, Min-Jae Kim is the only player that has come through in terms of Bayern Munich's new signings. This €50 million transfer deal has added strength and depth at the back for Bayern, yet that’s the only player they’ve pulled in since Laimer. However, the good news here is that Min-Jae Kim has signed a five-year contract. So he will hopefully be a great asset for Bayern Munich going forward.

Raphaël Guerreiro

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A goalscorer for Dortmund on a dramatic final day of the Bundesliga season, Raphaël Guerreiro is crossing the divide this summer by joining Bayern Munich. That’s another painful blow for Borussia Dortmund followers, given the Portuguese international has spent a large chunk of his career at Signal Iduna Park. 

He was a German Cup winner under Tuchel in the first of his seven seasons in Dortmund, but the duo will team up once more in Munich during the 2023/24 campaign. Guerreiro is a versatile player capable of operating as an attack-minded left-back or in central midfield and he’ll be a useful addition to the Bayern squad, arriving on a free transfer.

Konrad Laimer

Bayern have taken steps towards weakening another of their primary domestic rivals by snapping up Konrad Laimer on a free transfer from RB Leipzig. The 26-year-old Austrian made 17 starts in the German top flight last season, mostly operating as a central midfielder.

Laimer may find regular first-team football hard to come by in Munich with the likes of Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka for company. However, it feels like a smart signing on a free transfer that will bolster the squad and Bayern should still make a substantial return should Laimer fail to see out his four-year contract.

Daniel Peretz – Goalkeeper – M. Tel Aviv

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The Bavarian giants are known for having issues between the woodwork in recent years. This is a bit of a paradox, considering the fact that Manuel Neuer is one of our generation’s most gifted shot-stoppers. However, at the age of 37, Manuel is no spring chicken. Injuries are becoming his day-to-day routine these days, and it’s no wonder why Bayern Munich’s board is constantly searching for new players to fill in the void. Most recently, it was up to 34-year-old Swiss legend Yann Sommer to fill the Neuer-shaped hole behind Bayern’s defense. The Swiss did well and Bayern won the Bundesliga yet again, but the board decided to sell.

It seems that Manuel Neuer will get back to regular football sooner rather than later but the Bavarian club needed a decent backup. That’s what Daniel Peretz was brought for. The up-and-coming 23-year-old was previously a part of M. Tel Aviv. The Israeli club received a solid €5.0m pay for their player’s services, and Daniel signed a long-term five-year deal with the Bavarian club. He’ll be a part of Bayern Munich at least until 2028, so he’ll have plenty of chances to retire Manuel Neuer.

Bayern Munich's transfer departures

Lucas Hernandez – Center Back – PSG

Lucas Hernandez is the most high-profile Bayern Munich player to leave the club this summer. The 27-year-old defender has left the club to join PSG for a fee of €45 million, and this goes hand in hand with the acquisition of Min-Jae Kim mentioned above. Of course, while the two players might not be viewed as equals, Bayern Munich has at least made the necessary moves to replace Hernandez. And they’ve added €45 million to their spending power in the process.

Sadio Mane – Left Winger – Al Nassr

There were many who felt that Sadio Mane would become one of Bayern Munich’s departures this summer. However, nothing is ever official in the transfer market until the papers have been signed, as we all know. Yet the papers have indeed been signed for Sadio Mane in recent weeks, and the 31-year-old is heading for the Saudi Pro League. As for the specifics of this deal, Al Nassr has signed him from Bayern Munich for a fee of €30 million. This makes Mane the second largest departure for Bayern Munich this summer, with Lucas Hernandez being the first.

Marcel Sabitzer – Central Midfield – Borussia Dortmund

Bayern Munich are extremely strong in the middle of the park. They have guys like Kimmich, Goretzka, and many others that rank as some of the best in their respective positions. Therefore, it’s not an enormous surprise to see that Marcel Sabitzer has also been added to the list of Bayern Munich departures in recent weeks. Sabitzer was no doubt eager to get more playing time and challenge himself in the Bundesliga, which is something he wasn’t getting at Bayern Munich.

Daley Blind – Girona

Bayern Munich new signings: Confirmed ins and outs for summer 2023
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After arriving on a free transfer from Ajax in January, Daley Blind is on the move again, this time to join La Liga side Girona. The Dutch international was signed to offer experienced defensive cover but in the end was only needed to make one Bundesliga start, clocking up just 131 minutes of league football in Germany. Bayern will most likely look for younger legs to supplement their current central defensive options.

Yann Sommer – Goalkeeper – Inter Milan

Although the Bayern Munich new signings have displayed some simply staggering figures this summer, it’s not like these are the only moves that the club has made in recent weeks. In fact, while the transfer fees involved with several of Bayern’s transfer departures aren’t astronomical, they’ve each been significant moves in their own rights. Yann Sommer’s transfer is a classic example of this, as the 34-year-old goalkeeper who has played in the Bundesliga since 2014 has left for Italy. 

Sommer represented Bayern Munich in 19 domestic appearances during the 22/23 season, yet due to his age and his back-seat role at the club, he has decided to move on. With that said, Sommer has officially made the move to Inter Milan for a fee of just €6.75 million. And to be honest, with Sommer being just a temporary replacement following the shock injury of Neuer, his departure was always going to be a possibility this summer.

Alexander Nübel – Goalkeeper – VfB Stuttgart

Rather than letting go of just one goalkeeper in the summer transfer period, Bayern Munich has let go of two. As you can see, the second goalkeeper of note is Alexander Nubel. Yet unlike Yann Sommer, Nubel isn’t a permanent departure from the club. Instead, he has been loaned out to VfB Stuttgart on a season-long loan, and the fee paid to complete this loan was €1 million. However, with Nubel still being pretty young at just 26 years of age, I wouldn’t be surprised if he did return to the club at the end of this loan and then remain at Bayern Munich for the 24/25 season. 

Then again, this is still close to 12 months away, so it remains to be seen whether Nubel becomes one of those Bayern transfer departures on a permanent basis.

Malik Tillman – Midfielder – PSV Eindhoven

Tillman plays as an attacking midfielder, as you may already know. And to be honest, Bayern Munich is pretty well covered in this position for the time being. Therefore, it’s not a big surprise to see that Malik Tillman has been loaned out to PSV Eindhoven. Because of this move, Bayern Munich won’t need to pay his wages to simply keep him as a squad rotation player. Additionally, with Tillman being just 21 years of age, he will likely gain valuable experience at PSV Eindhoven before making a return to Bayern Munich at the end of his loan spell in the summer of 2024.

Ryan Gravenberch – Midfielder – Liverpool

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American businessman Todd Boehly ruined too many of Liverpool’s transfer plans this summer. First, Chelsea poached Ecuadorian defensive midfielder Moises Caicedo on a record-breaking €116m deal. Before Liverpool could turn their heads to 19-year-old Belgian midfielder Romeo Lavia, Chelsea were already finishing the details on his five-year deal.

However, no other club managed to beat Merseyside in signing Bayern Munich starlet Ryan Gravenberch. The deal is worth about £34.4m and we’ll get to see Ryan strut his stuff at Anfield until 2028. The five-year deal that Gravenberch’s agents negotiated is surely in favor of the player, as he’ll have plenty of time to finally make a name for himself. There was no way he could break into Bayern’s starting XI, with the midfield stacked as it is.

This is a good deal for the Bavarian club as well, as Ryan joined Bayern on a £15.8m deal from Ajax last year. Bayern doubled their investment in no time.

Benjamin Pavard – Defender – Inter Milan

After selling German defender Robin Gossens for €13m, Inter Milan had to find a classy alternative for their defense sooner rather than later. Benjamin Pavard’s versatility and experience are what caught the eye of Italian manager Simone Inzaghi. That’s why the Nerazzurri opted to pay €30m to have Benjamin on their side for the tiresome 2023/24 Serie A season.

In pursuit of the Serie A title, Inter Milan will be able to use Benjamin Pavard’s skills in the next four years. Pavard definitely brings class to the table, as he’s a World Cup champion and a four-time Bundesliga winner. However, Bayern Munich had to cover their financial losses after the record-breaking Harry Kane deal. Bayern Munich will also profit from Benjamin Pavard if he manages to perform adequately for his new club.