Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of right-back Sacha Boey from Galatasaray.
The 23-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal that will keep him at the Bundesliga club until at least June 2028.
He said: “This is a dream come true for me. It’s an honour for me to get to play for such a big club like Bayern. I’m really looking forward to my new team and getting to play with all these great players in the future.
“As a player, I’m a defender who likes to attack, just as happy being involved up front as in defence.”
Christoph Freund, Bayern’s sporting director, added: “Sacha Boey is a very quick and physically strong right-back, who covers a lot of ground in every game and doesn’t shy away from any tackles.
“He was a fan favourite at Galatasaray, has developed very well down the years, arrives with Champions League experience and won the league title with Galatasaray last season. He will increase our quality in defence.”
With Noussair Mazraoui sidelined due to a hamstring injury and Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) commitments with Morocco, Bayern have been left short in the position, leading to midfielder Konrad Laimer frequently filling in.
They were keen on recruiting a right-back in the January transfer window and considered several options. The Athletic reported that they had a €15million (£12.8m, $16.2m) offer turned down by Newcastle United for Kieran Trippier.
Nordi Mukiele, who had a four-year stint with RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga before moving to Paris Saint-Germain, was also on Bayern’s shortlist. However, negotiations proved challenging.
As well as Galatasaray, Boey has also had stints at Rennes and Dijon.
He has played 31 times across all competitions this season, scoring twice.
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