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Four-year deal for Brazilian defender Dante

FC Bayern have signed 28-year-old Brazilian centre-back Dante from Borussia Mönchengladbach for the new season. The player, whose given name is Dante Bonfim Costa Santos and whose previous clubs include Lille in France and Standard Liege in Belgium, has signed a four-year contract with Munich until 30 June 2016.

“Bayern Munich is one of the three or four biggest clubs in the world. With Bayern I have the chance of playing at the very highest level and of winning trophies,” commented Dante, “I’m 28 now and want to take this step in my career.”

“We’re delighted Dante is coming to Bayern,“ said Bayern director of sport Christian Nerlinger, “he’s a very good and high-profile Bundesliga player, who will help us hit our targets over the next four years.“