Bayern Munich have successfully acquired goalkeeper Daniel Peretz from Maccabi Tel Aviv after reaching an agreement with the Israeli club.
The transfer of the 23-year-old goalkeeper from the Israeli Premier League team to the Bundesliga giants is now imminent as Peretz will be signing a long-term contract with Bayern Munich.
According to Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, it has been confirmed that Peretz will be traveling to Munich for his medicals over the weekend.
On Thursday, August 24, he is set to play his final match before he bid Maccabi Tel Aviv farewell as the Israeli team will be facing NK Celje, a Slovenian side, in a Europa Conference League playoff game.
Romano reported that Bayern Munich will pay a transfer fee of €5 million along with additional payments, for the acquisition of Peretz.
Furthermore, Thomas Tuchel’s team are set to sign Daniel Peretz on a five-year contract that will keep him at the club until 2028.
After approximately a week of speculation, Bayern Munich eventually secured a third goalkeeper for their roster this season.
Daniel Peretz will compete with Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich for spot
The 23-year-old will be joining Bayern Munich’s goalkeeping team, which boasts the presence of Manuel Neuer, the five-time FIFA goalkeeper of the year.
Peretz is anticipated to serve as the third option, following the currently injured starter Manuel Neuer and the reliable backup Sven Ulreich.
Since December 2022, Neuer has been absent from 27 club games due to a lower leg fracture he sustained while skiing during his winter break.
The 37-year-old captain of the German team, Neuer is anticipated to make a comeback within the upcoming weeks or months.
Meanwhile, the Bayern goal net will be guarded by the 35-year-old Sven Ulreich.
Since his move to Munich in 2015, the German stopper has proven to be a dependable backup keeper for Bayern.
On the opening matchday of the 2023/24 Bundesliga season, Bayern Munich secured a 4-0 victory against Werder Bremen, with Ulreich managing to maintain a clean sheet throughout the match.
Daniel Peretz wouldn’t be a disappointment to Bayern as he brings a wealth of experience with 70 Israeli Premier League games under his belt.
He is anticipated to compete with Ulreich for the second spot behind Neuer under the leadership of Thomas Tuchel.
Peretz made history as the first Israeli to play for Bayern in the Bundesliga
It’s worth noting that Peretz, who played a crucial role in Israel’s journey to the semi-finals of the 2023 U21 Euros, is set to make history as the first Israeli player to represent FC Bayern in the Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich’s third goalkeeper Daniel Peretz
Daniel Peretz (born 10 July 2000) is an Israeli professional goalkeeper. He will be joining Bayern Munich from Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Peretz is renowned for saving penalties
Peretz’s height of 6’2″ (1.90m) gives him a commanding presence as he stands between the goalposts.
He is renowned for his exceptional ability to save penalty kicks.
During the U21 Euros this summer, he made crucial saves against Germany’s Youssoufa Moukoko and Jessic Ngankam, resulting in a surprising 1-1 draw.
This outcome played a significant role in Israel’s advancement to the tournament’s semi-finals, while the defending champions Germany were eliminated during the group stages.
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