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Official: Bayern Munich sign French star Mickael Cuisance

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Bayern Munich have announced the signing of Mickael Cuisance from Bundesliga rivals Borussia Monchengladbach.

Bayern may have just pulled off one of the biggest coups in the German transfer market in Cuisance. Many, in fact, view him as one of the Bundesliga’s most exciting young talents and expect great things.

Despite an impressive debut campaign at Gladbach in 2017/18, however, the 20-year-old struggled last season. He only made 11 league appearances, which stirred up rumours he could leave North Rhine-Westphalia.

And it turns out that is exactly what’s happened, with Bayern signing Cuisance for a reported €10m deal. He’s since put pen to paper on a five-year contract and is now looking forward to linking up with fellow Frenchmans Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernandez, Corentin Tolisso and Kingsley Coman.

“I know this is a big step for me but I feel ready and I’m very proud to be wearing Bayern’s jersey,” Cuisance told the club’s website.

“For me personally, it’s great that some French players already play for Bayern. That will certainly help me with the integration into the team.”

Bayern, of course, had been on the hunt for new midfielders all summer and had reportedly eyed up Rodri, who joined Manchester City instead, and RCD Espanyol’s Marc Roca.

While it remains uncertain just how big a role Cuisance will play this season, Hasan Salihamidzic is expecting great things of the former AS Nancy midfielder.

“He has a lot of technical skills and great potential,” said the Bayern sporting director.

“Mickael should develop with us. We are convinced that we will have a lot of fun with him.”

Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho will likely join Cuisance shortly after arriving in Munich for his medical on Sunday.

The Brazil international will spend this season on loan at Bayern, who have an option to make his stay a permanent one next summer.

Mickael Cuisance of Moenchengladbach.