Sami Khedira has reached an agreement with Bayern Munich to join the Bundesliga champions next summer, British tabloid the Daily Express has claimed.
The Germany international’s contract with Real Madrid will expire on June 30th and Los Blancos don’t seem interested in extending it. Thus, he is already free to negotiate with any other club.
Khedira has been long linked with a move to Pep Guardiola’s team, and despite interest from Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United, he has finally chosen Munich.
Lucas Silva arrival and Asier Illarramendi’s decision to stay in Madrid after receiving an offer from Athletic Bilbao have turned Khedira into the number five choice for the holding midfielder position. Real Madrid directors had not approached him over a contract renewal, so the 27-year-old has made his decision to leave.
If the rumour is confirmed, Khedira will join former team-mate Xabi Alonso. Yet, many big European clubs will surely keep trying to convince him while his move to Bayern is not official. It is quite unusual to get a world-class midfielder on a free transfer, and Khedira will surely get many interesting offers.
The German arrived to Real Madrid in the summer of 2010 and has spent five seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu, scoring nine goals in 150 appearances.