Just like Juventus’ first buy of the 2017 summer transfer window, the first sale wasn’t any sort of surprise whatsoever.
Both Bayern Munich and Juventus announced on Thursday that on-loan winger Kingsley Coman, who arrived in Turin two years ago, will now permanently see his home address change to Bavaria. Coman’s two-year loan deal has been made into a permanent deal — something that we all expected to see happen at some point with the summer months approaching. Coman has subsequently signed a three-year contract with the German giants, keeping him in Munich until at least the 2019-2020 season.
Here are the short and sweet details of the deal, courtesy of juventus.com:
Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that FC Bayern München AG has exercised its right to acquire the registration rights of Kingsley Coman for a fee of € 21 million, to be paid in the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 financial years.
The transaction generates a positive economic effect of approximately € 19 million, net of auxiliary expenses and solidarity contribution.
Coman, of course, arrived on a free transfer in the summer 2014 from Paris Saint-Germain. His playing time was relatively limited, with a position under Max Allegri not exactly certain based on the mid-season switch from the 3-5-2 to the 4-3-1-2 formation that helped Juventus get to the Champions League final.
Even with the limited playing time, the talent that Coman has was somewhat put on display. Although raw, Bayern made the move for the young Frenchman two summers ago, signing him on a two-year loan deal with the option to buy him come 2017.
That day arrived on Thursday. And in a move that had been pretty much assumed to be taking place at some point was finally made official.