Bayern Munich have officially agreed to the transfer of Sandro Wagner to Tianjin Teda for €5m.
The 31-year-old has joined the Chinese Super League outfit on an 18-month contract after spending 3 years with Bayern Munich, 2 as an academy product between 2006 and 2008 and 1 year as a second string striker from last January to present.
In an interview with German news publication, BILD, Wagner said, “Of course, my plan was to stay longer in Munich and end my career here. I love this club. But things, unfortunately, turned out differently. I had to accept that. I still will never say a bad word about this club, but rather I wish FC Bayern and its fans only the best. My whole family and many friends are coming along. It feels as if half of Munich is coming to China [laughs].”
“I’m now really looking forward to China. The Chinese people in charge are making a fantastic impression. Everything has moved along very professionally. Uli Stielike is a great personality, and I’m looking forward to working with him. And aside from soccer, it will be a huge adventure for me and my family. I’ll arrange everything in the coming days and then set off on my way.”
Wagner has been capped 8 times for the German national side during which he scored 5 goals. He also managed 8 goals in his 21 Bundesliga appearances over the past year with the Bavarians.