Once Kingsley Coman wasn't included in Juventus' traveling squad to the Italian capital for Sunday's clash with Roma, you figured something was up regarding his future. And just a few minutes later, Juventus manager Max Allegri confirmed at his pre-Roma match press conference that Coman had decided to take up the offer to leave the club.
Sunday brought news of exactly that.
Coman has joined Bayern Munich on a two-year loan deal that has the option of being made permanent. The 19-year-old French winger/striker/speedster is the second player to trade in a Juventus shirt and life in Turin for Bavaria and all the Schweinshaxe that Germany has to offer these days, with midfielder Arturo Vidal obviously being the other.
Juventus Football Club can today announce that Kingsley Coman has joined Bayern Munich on a two-season loan deal for a fee of €7 million, to be paid in two installments.
The agreement also provides Bayern Munich with the option to make the move made permanent at any time up until 30 April 2017, with the fee for the player's definitive acquisition fixed at €21 million.
Like I said when the reports of Juventus and Bayern Munich agreeing to a deal first became ultra-serious a few days ago, when you have a deal like the one being rumored about add up to being worth close to €30 million, you take it every single time. At worst, Juventus will get €7 million for the two-year loan stint, then see Coman — who arrived on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain last summer — return in 2017 and we'll go from there.
It's a deal that favors Juventus considering how much money they're getting for a player who hasn't done all that much in his brief Juventus career, and Coman gets the chance to really get his career going in Germany. And if he does that, Bayern are surely to take up that hefty €21 million option while Juventus get the full extent of the deal in their bank account.
That's what you call a win-win for all parties involved, folks.