New arrival at Säbener Straße
Sun, 01/07/18, 12:04
Welcome, Serge Gnabry!
Serge Gnabry signed for FC Bayern in the summer of 2017 but instead of going straight into the record champions’ side, the winger spent a year on loan at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. He enjoyed a strong season with the Sinsheim club, who finished fourth in the table and qualified for the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history. The European Under-21 winner missed the tail end of the season due to a torn muscle but as soon as he gets back to full fitness, Gnabry will be raring to go at Bayern.
“It’s certainly a proud moment,” said the 22 year-old as he slipped on his new colours during his first visit to Säbener Straße at the end of June. “FC Bayern are a club that everyone knows about from when they’re a child – a club with huge success. It’s an honour for me to play for Bayern." Gnabry stated that “a minimum of one trophy” is his aim for his first season with the Reds.
Gnabry left his hometown club Stuttgart to join Arsenal as a youngster. The winger made his Premier League and Champions League debuts at the age of just 17. After one season at Werder Bremen and his loan spell at Hoffenheim, Gnabry is now beginning the next chapter of his career in Munich. Alongside his U21 Euro title, the 22 year-old was also part of the Germany team that won silver at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. He’s also scored three goals in two appearances for the Germany first team.
Serge Gnabry will be officially presented to the media at the Allianz Arena at 11:00 CEST on Monday 2 July.