German champions Bayern Munich have won the race to sign highly-rated Morrocan defender Mehdi Benatia from Roma.
German champions Bayern Munich have won the race to sign highly-rated defender Mehdi Benatia from Roma.
The 27-year-old Morocco international had reportedly been a target for Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City earlier in the transfer window, but has now agreed on a move to Munich after excelling at the Stadio Olimpico to help Roma finish second in Serie A last season.
The Bundesliga giants Bayern have now secured his services for the next five years.
A statement published on the clubâ€™s official website read: â€œOn Tuesday afternoon the German champions reached an agreement with Roma over the transfer of Mehdi Benatia. Both clubs have agreed not to disclose the transfer fee.
â€œBenatia will come to Munich in the next few days to undergo a medical. The central defender will then sign a five-year contract.â€
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