Official: Sevilla signs Tanguy Nianzou from Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have made it official – young defender Tanguy Nianzou has completed his move to Sevilla FC in La Liga. The 20-year-old Frenchman joins the Spanish side on a deal which includes a buyout option for an undisclosed amount. He will probably take the place of defender Jules Kounde, who left for FC Barcelona this summer.

The highly touted superstar-in-waiting moved from PSG to Bayern in the summer of 2020. While many pundits and working professionals have praised his potential and development, Nianzou has found Bayern’s formation hard to crack. Although skilful and aggressive for his age, his game has shown some rough patches that will need to be ironed out before he can become a full-time contributor on a Champions League competing team. He was clearly too good for Bayern II, but not ready for the first team either.

The club and the player have found a solution to the dilemma. Nianzou’s rights have been sold to Sevilla in La Liga with immediate effect. Florian Plettenberg reports that the transfer fee is sixteen million euros in fixed compensation with a potential of four million euros in performance bonuses. It is also reported that Bayern have both a buyout clause and a pairing clause in the contract and have negotiated a sell-off over 20%.

It’s hard to imagine a better deal for Bayern. The price is right, and if Nianzou delivers on his massive promise, they’ve protected their ability to reacquire the youngster as much as possible in a sale. Tanguy for his point will have to get the minutes he dreams of and excellent coaching from the experienced Julen Lopetegui.

All the best for Tanguy as his career continues, and maybe we’ll see him again in the Bayern red in the future.