Serge Gnabry, a professional footballer who is most frequently employed as a winger, currently plays for Bayern Munich. His career has its roots in England, but it was in his homeland where the forward flourished. Nevertheless, he is honored with several trophies stemming from his English endeavors, including two consecutive FA Cup titles. With Bayern, he has won pretty much every domestic title there is to win and has also managed to lift the Champions League trophy. Since 2016 Gnabry has also been an integral part of the Germany National Football team making 17 appearances marked by 14 goals.
Serge Gnabry Transfer History
- 2011: Stuttgart U17 to Arsenal U18 – £100,000
- 2016: Arsenal to Werder Bremen – £4,5 Million
- 2017: Werder Bremen to Bayern Munich – £7.2 Million
Gnabry's career history is rather remarkable. Being born in the city of Stuttgart, he played for a long list of local sides since the age of 4. So it seems it was in the works for Gnabry to become a world-class player. He often switched training ground before finally settling in VfB Stuttgart's youth academy in 2006. At this time, Gnabry had also received offers from the club that he would later become an integral part of – Bayern Munich. However, the Bavarians' academy was a 2-hour drive away, which prevented the move from seeing the light. He lasted five years in Stuttgart before being making a move to England with Arsenal orchestrated by Arsène Wenger himself. The Gunnars paid the shy sum of £100,000 for the striker.
After a single but impressive year with the U18 Arsenal squad, Gnabry was promoted to the senior line-up and soon made his professional debut. The player managed to impress in his first two seasons and stir the transfer rumours, but was quickly ridden with injuries finding it hard to score any play-time at all. Gnabry even spent a season on loan with West Bromwich Albion but only managed a single league appearance from all the suffered injuries.
In 2016 frustrated with fitness and the lack of opportunities at Arsenal, Gnabry announced that he wants to return to his homeland. This instantly hit the transfer news, as numerous Bundesliga sides rushed to get his signature. Bayern, Borussia Dortmund, Hertha Berlin were all subject of gossip in connection with Gnabry's move. However, he decided on joining Werder Bremen, where he enjoyed a productive season, netting 11 goals in 27 matches.
The following year – 2017, Bayern Munich still had Gnabry near the top of their transfer targets list and made sure to not miss out on the opportunity again. Before being completed, this move was also involved in numerous rumors. BVB Dortmund was keen on beating the transfer odds, with aspiring new club RB Leipzig and Hoffenheim also joining the race. They weren't able to persuade the striker, but Bayern Munich agreed with Hoffenheim getting hold of Gnabry on loan terms. Since joining Bayern, the German International has been showered with trophies, and he has been respected by both fans and the club. It seems like his exit is nowhere near, but the world of football whispers will always continue speculating and gossiping.