Bundesliga: Sandro Wagner leaves Bayern Munich to join Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda for reported €5 million

Bayern Munich forward Sandro Wagner on Wednesday joined Tianjin Teda in the Chinese Super League (CSL) for a reported transfer fee of about five million euros.

Agence France-Presse January 30, 2019 15:51:07 IST
Bundesliga: Sandro Wagner leaves Bayern Munich to join Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda for reported €5 million
  • Wagner joined Bayern from Hoffenheim for 13 million euros last January to provide cover for Robert Lewandowski.

  • The Chinese club are coached by Uli Stielike, who was part of the West Germany side that won the 1980 European Championship.

  • Teda have struggled in the CSL in recent years, and finished just outside the relegation zone last season.

Shanghai: Bayern Munich forward Sandro Wagner on Wednesday joined Tianjin Teda in the Chinese Super League (CSL) for a reported transfer fee of about five million euros.

Bundesliga Sandro Wagner leaves Bayern Munich to join Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda for reported 5 million

File image of Sandro Wagner. Reuters

A growing number of players are leaving Europe for China and typically earn much higher wages, although Chinese football authorities have moved to cool the transfer market.

The 31-year-old former Germany international started just once for Bundesliga champions Bayern this season and failed to make the squad for their past two games.

Wagner joined Bayern from Hoffenheim for 13 million euros last January to provide cover for Robert Lewandowski.

Teda and Bayern simultaneously announced Wagner's latest move in brief social media posts.

Chinese media said that Teda paid about five million euros for the forward, though German daily Bild had said previously that Bayern wanted more than that.

The Chinese club are coached by Uli Stielike, who was part of the West Germany side that won the 1980 European Championship.

Teda have struggled in the CSL in recent years, and finished just outside the relegation zone last season.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Veteran Brazilian forward Robinho rejoins boyhood club Santos for fourth time
Sports

Veteran Brazilian forward Robinho rejoins boyhood club Santos for fourth time

Robinho shot to fame with goals galore for the Rio outfit, which also produced Neymar and Pele, before Real Madrid signed him to great fanfare in 2006.

Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund's Youssoufa Moukoko racially abused, threatened at Schalke junior game
Sports

Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund's Youssoufa Moukoko racially abused, threatened at Schalke junior game

In a clip from the German FA’s livestream of the game, fans can be heard screaming threats and apparently racist comments at Moukoko after his second goal.

UEFA Nations League: Harry Maguire sent off on bad night for England, Kylian Mbappe gets France winner
Sports

UEFA Nations League: Harry Maguire sent off on bad night for England, Kylian Mbappe gets France winner

Harry Maguire was sent off for England in the first half at Wembley for two clumsy yellow cards, and Christian Eriksen then converted a 35th-minute penalty on the occasion of his 100th cap to put the Danes ahead.