Monday, July 7, 2014

Official: Juan Bernat sold to Bayern Munich

Well, that's what happens when you leave contracts till the last minute. There goes another Valencia CF star in the year that we hoped we thought we wouldn't sell our best players as has been the case previously. Since it was the last year before his contract expired in 2015, and with the sale of the club being delaying every week, Bernat sought to play elsewhere. Bayern Munich have signed our left-back for about 11 million euros plus variables, slightly more than half of his 20 million euro release clause to avoid giving him away for free next year. The deal sees him stay for 5 years at Bayern Munich.

Now, there is no shortage of left-backs at the club with Guardado, Cissokho and Gaya all available. However, Bernat was our first choice and performed quite well. It's sad to see him leave. At least he didn't leave to a rival club in the La Liga. With Guardado and Cissokho rumored to be out of the club during the summer transfer window, one of them will have to stay with Gaya as the back-up or we sign a new left back.

Anyways, good luck to the player in this new challenge in Bayern Munich and I hope he can succeed and excel there.

What do you think of Bernat leaving? Who should replace him? Guardado, Cissokho, Gaya, or perhaps someone new?