Manuel Neuer reinforces Bayern Munchen for the next five seasons, the German club confirmed on Wednesday. Schalke 04 goalkeeper cost about $ 18 million. Rafinha was much more affordable, signed from Genoa for 5.3 million. The link to the club's Brazilian defender German is valid for three years.
Rafinha was in Genoa, but has appeared in German football at Schalke 04. For 5.3 million euros was consummated the deal between German and Italian, and Brazilian defender has signed a contract with Bayern until 2014.
The transfer of Neuer from Schalke to Bayern was also confirmed, with an estimated value of 18 million. The agreement is for five years until the end of 2016. "I'm very motivated for this new challenge at Bayern. Many colleagues from the German team are now also teammates, so I will not have difficulty adapting, "Neuer said the new club's website.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern chairman, was equally delighted with the transfer. "He not only is the number one in Germany, is also one of the best goalkeepers in the world, " he praised.