Miroslav Klose Joins Bayern Munich!

The early transfer of Miroslav Klose from Werder Bremen to Bayern Munich has just been announced. After weeks of speculation the deal has now been done.

In an announcement to Kicker, it has been revealed that the German striker will join the Bavarian side now rather than at the end of his contract in July 2008.

This ends weeks of speculation. Exact details of the transfer have yet to be agreed, but it is thought that Bayern have raised their initial offer of €10 million to €12 million. The fee could rise to €15 million dependant on Bayern success.

According to sources at Bayern there were amicable discussions between Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeneß from Bayern’s side and Klaus Allofs and Manfred Müller from Bremen. The transfer should go through on 1st July.

“It has been about a fair solution for both sides” Rummenigge revealed.

Klaus Allofs confirmed, “Bayern Munich have fulfilled our conditions, so that we can give our agreement to this transfer.”

Klose will arrive in Munich on Thursday for a medical examination before signing a four year contract. The 29 year old could then appear at Bayern’s first pre-season training session on Friday.

The first rumours of a move appeared in April, but ever since a poker game over the player has ensued. Bremen made their demands clear, while Bayern remained confident they could get their man on their terms. It had gone very quiet recently, as Bremen stood their ground.

Klose joins Frank Ribéry and Luca Toni as Bayern’s big summer signings. The ‘complete overhaul’ that Uli Hoeneß promised in May has now taken place.


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  • the kopper

    so did they get Klose without giving up Podolski? plus Ribery and Luca Toni. watch out bundesliga! too bad they’re not in the CL next year.

  • Ken

    This is a great signing for Bayern. If they are able to hold on to Ribery, Toni, & now Klose for a long time I’m pretty sure Bayern will be back on track to reclaiming their glory days status. I think they could be a major force to deal with next year in Europe. Ribery, Toni, & Klose are all world class players on top of their game & I’m happy to see a club like this with such a rich history sign such fine players. I do hope they keep Podolski as well as invest in a young keeper with promise as I think Kahn is winding down with his career. This will be a club to watch this next season thats for sure.

  • bredred

    wow I can’t believe Makaay actually might have to sit the bench. They also got Ze Roberto back from Santos. I see them blazing a trail next season.

  • Midfieldmaestro

    i dont like how bayern is shaping up. they are almost turning into chelsea wannabies. the reason i dont like that is because now they waste all that talent

  • giova * * * *

    This is one team that looks real dangerous. All the players they have aquired are of high quality and low ego. I think they will easily win Germany next year and will seriously challenge for europe the year after.

  • Dave

    Yeah dudes they have more than enough world class strikers now but they never really replaced Ballack in the midfield & they need a strong central player in that position. Also they need to find a quality keeper that is still young to replace Kahn. He’s still good dudes but he’s slowing down & getting up there in age so they need to get that position secured.

  • Teddy Bear Tom

    Yes they do have one of the finest front lines in Europe & I also think they need to aquire a strong central midfielder to shore up the middle. Throw in a proven & younger back up keeper for Kahn & they will be a very difficult team to beat no matter who they play against next year.