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Bayern Munich announce “imminent signing” of Michaël Cuisance from Borussia Monchengladbach

By Will Hall

Michael Cuisance joins Bayern from Gladbach

Published: 18:18, 17 August 2019 | Updated: 20:35, 29 September 2019

Bayern Munich will sign French midfielder Michaël Cuisance from Borussia Monchengladbach.

Bayern have also suggested this will conclude their summer transfer business.

Who is Michaël Cuisance? Five things to know…

  • Age: 20
  • Position: Midfield
  • Senior career so far:  Nancy (2016-17) > Borussia Monchengladbach (2017-2019) > Bayern Munich (2019 – present)
  • Key quote: “Mickael’s strength is possession football. He boasts outstanding technique, a wonderful left foot and great mental strength.” – Hasan Salihamidzic, Bayern sporting director.
  • Did you know? Cuisance was the youngest player to ever start a Bundesliga game in Gladbach history (18 years, 45 days), according to bundesliga.com.

Cuisance has made 35 German top-flight appearances for the Foals across two seasons.

The 20-year-old is expected to act as understudy to current holding midfielders Javi Martinez and Thiago Alcantara, a development likely to further frustrate Renato Sanches. The Portuguese Golden Boy winner of 2016 has publicly expressed his desire to leave in search of greater game-time.

News Cuisance will join the reigning German champions followed confirmation of a deal in place to sign Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho on a one-year loan with an option to buy.

Left-winger Ivan Perisic was also brought in on a temporary basis from Inter earlier in the month. Defensive reinforcements Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez arrived much earlier during the window in business that totalled over £100m.

Bayern president Uli Hoeness indicated that will be that for the club’s 2019 transfer business.

“Now our squad is as complete and as well positioned as we had imagined,” he told Sky.

“We had too small a squad at the beginning of July, which we now have through three transfers in the last days and weeks filled up […] with quality. Now the coach can calmly work with this squad until Christmas, and then we can see.”

Bayern, who for the first time in over a decade start a season without either of legendary wing duo Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, drew the opening game of the 2019/20 campaign 2-2 against Hertha Berlin. They play away to Schalke next Saturday.

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