When Bayern Munich look like they may be about to spend a potential €28 million on an attacker you would expect Europe to sit up and take notice. That may happen in the next couple of days but it's more to do with the fact that we now have proof that it's not only young English players who go for eye-watering amounts of money.
Munich's third big money signing of the summer looks set to be Juventus' 19 year old forward Kingsley Coman. The French youngster has long been touted as having the talent to become a star winger/second striker but for the Bavarian's to be shelling out that much is somewhat astonishing.
Coman moved to Turin last summer on a free after becoming disillusioned about his lack of playing time at PSG. Considering his age it's not surprising that he was only a bit-part player during Juventus' successful campaign last year but how that's translating into a huge move to Bayern Munich is a bit of a mystery to us.
There's a bit of debate about just how the deal will be broken down. Italian sources are reporting that the deal will be broken down into an €8 million loan deal this year with a following €20 million to come next year and while that does seem to give the Bavarians an opt out, it's still a bit of a head scratcher. But nonetheless it does seem like it's about to happen with Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri confirming that Coman will soon rock up at a third giant of European football at the grand old age of 19.
Coman will be leaving the club. He wanted to go.
I think it was the player's desire to leave. I think it is a good transfer operation. He played a little last season and it's only right that he moves on if he didn't feel ready to fight for his place here.
Ouch, that's got to hurt. But we'd suggest Allegri won't be too worried about losing a player who's yet to actually score a senior league goal. Coman will head to Bayern hoping t fellow new signing Douglas Costa.