Bayern Munich new signings: Confirmed ins and outs for January 2024

Despite enjoying their best start to a Bundesliga season in eight years which has seen them score the most goals at this stage of a campaign since 1976/77, Bayern Munich still only find themselves sat in second spot in the current league standings in mid-January. 

That's because Xabi Alonso's Bayer Leverkusen are putting together a season to remember and at present, they sit four points clear at the top after 17 matches. Due to that, Bayern find themselves in a position where they likely need to strengthen their squad this winter in order to obtain both domestic success and to continue to progress in the Champions League with a two-legged clash against Lazio next up in the Round of 16.

Bayern will look to chase down table-toppers Bayer Leverkusen during the second half of the season – Photo by Icon sport

Bayern Munich new signings January 2024 arrivals

Confirmed Bayern Munich signings in January 2024

Like most of Europe's elite clubs so far this January, Bayern Munich have exercised plenty of patience in bringing new players to the Allianz Arena. With a number of rumours surrounding the club in terms of who they are targeting this winter, only Eric Dier has joined from Tottenham so far as Tuchel continues to look over any potential incoming options.

As well as bringing in Dier on loan, youth players Frans Krätzig and Aleksandar Pavlovic have also been promoted to the first team, both to help the pair to gain some more experience but also to help fill the squad out due to a number of injuries at present.

Eric Dier – Tottenham (Loan)

After a ten year spell with Premier League side Tottenham, 29-year-old Eric Dier has already left the London club this January transfer window in order to join German giants Bayern Munich on loan. The England international – who has been capped 49 times for his national side – will join back up with former teammate Harry Kane at the Allianz Arena for the remainder of the 2023/24 season.

With the initial deal also including an additional year long loan spell if the German side want to take up the option, it's probable that Dier has now played his last match for Spurs. The former midfielder, who later transitioned to play in central defence, will likely gain plenty of playing time under new boss Thomas Tuchel as Bayern struggle with a plethora of injuries at present in defence.

Eric Dier amongst Bayern Munich new signings
Following in the footsteps of Harry Kane, Eric Dier has also joined Bayern Munich from Premier League side Tottenham – Photo by Icon sport

Sacha Boey – Galatasaray (Undisclosed)

On Sunday 28th January, Bayern Munich announced the singing of French right-back Sacha Boey from Galatasaray on a contract that is due to run until June 2028. The 23-year-old has been long linked with a move to some of Europe's biggest sides but the German outfit have now pounced for his signature.

The Frenchman made 83 appearances in Istanbul for his former side, scoring four goals in the process and winning the Turkish Süper Lig last summer.

Sacha Boey has joined Bayern Munich on a permanent deal this winter – Photo by Icon sport

Jonah Kusi-Asare – AIK (Undisclosed)

As well as adding to their first-team squad for the present, Bayern have also looked to the future with their signing of 16-year-old striker Jonah Kusi-Asare from Swedish side AIK. Originally set to live at the club's campus and play with their U19 for the reminder of this campaign, Kusi-Asare is a 1.96 m tall attacker who is seen by many as one of his generation's brightest prospects.

For now former side AIK, the Swedish youth international appeared in four first team league matches for the club this season, making his debut back in September. Previously, he also netted a hat-trick for the Sweden U17 national team on his debut.

Confirmed Bayern Munich departures in January 2024

As with their incoming business to date, there's also been little movement on any potential outgoings from Bayern Munich during this January transfer window. So far, not a single player has left the club, yet it's still expected that a few stars will depart the Bavarian outfit either on a permanent basis or via loan deals.

Current rumours circulating in the press seem to suggest that 24-year-old defender Matthijs de Ligt could depart due to apparent tensions with Tuchel, though he's much more likely to leave in the summer as opposed to this month.

Bayern Munich's January transfer window plans

With injuries causing the club huge concern in defence, expect Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel to bring in some more reinforcements across their back line this January.  The loan signing of Eric Dier offers the former Chelsea boss some much-needed cover at the back to begin with, but they still need to bring in more signings if they're to both win the Bundesliga ahead of Leverkusen and take another Champions League crown this campaign.

As of the middle of this current transfer window, the club reportedly want to bring PSG full-back Nordi Mukiele to the Allianz Arena next. That could be a shrewd move as the French international can offer cover at centre-back and at right-back, whilst he also already holds plenty of experience in playing in Germany after making 100 Bundesliga appearances for former club RB Leipzig. There's also developing rumours that Tuchel could instead head back to England though and bring Newcastle United's Kieran Trippier to the club this winter. At 33-years-old, he would add a lot of experience at full-back but whether manager Eddie Howe would let him leave in January is another matter, though the signing of Boey means that he's unlikely to now join.

Elsewhere on the field, the Bayern board and manager Tuchel seemingly also want to add to their central midfield options. Fulham's Joao Palhinha remains a target after he nearly joined the Bavarian giants in the summer, whilst Martin Zubimendi is also supposedly a target from Real Sociedad. The club further maintain a healthy interest in Aston Villa's Jacob Ramsey according to recent reports.

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