Created on 2016-08-06 at 14:40 PM
Renato Sanches and Mats Hummels arrived in Munich on Thursday and Friday, reporting to the Säbener Strasse facility for pre-season preparation. Now the two new signings officially belong to the Bayern squad. Prior to Saturday's Allianz FC Bayern Team Presentation world champion Hummels and European champion Sanches were officially unveiled at the Allianz Arena.
“We're delighted that Mats is back, and we're convinced he'll fit in very well alongside Jérôme Boateng,” chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge commented on the return of FCB's home-grown product after eight years in Dortmund. Rummenigge was also pleased with the signing of Sanches: “You could see in the Euro finals what qualities he has despite his young age. He'll strengthen our midfield, and I'm convinced we'll benefit a lot from him.”
Quick integration of new signings
Head coach Carlo Ancelotti, who has had the full squad at his disposal since Friday, was also delighted to “welcome these two fantastic players.” FC Bayern have done “a fantastic job” in assembling the squad for the new season, praised Ancelotti. Rummenigge added: “We have a good mixture in the team. I hope we're well-positioned with regard to our squad.”
Hummels, who played at every level of FC Bayern's youth programme between 1995 and 2006 and made his senior debut at the Allianz Arena in 2007, felt immediately at home upon his return. “Many people have known me for years, it wasn't as if I had any problems integrating myself quickly. It's a very simple thing for me,” explained the Germany international. Sanches, who is only 18 years old, is equally convinced he will “settle in quickly. The club is superb, everyone's helping me.”