Contento set for move to Bordeaux
After an extraordinary 19 years at FC Bayern, Diego Contento is poised to leave his hometown club after FCB agreed the terms of a transfer to French Ligue 1 outfit Girondins Bordeaux. Contento will travel to France in the next few days to attend to the formalities and complete the obligatory pre-transfer medical. FC Bayern will retain 50 percent of the transfer rights to the player, with the remaining 50 percent assigned to Bordeaux.
The Munich-born German-Italian first played at Bayern in July 1995 as a five-year-old and has amassed an impressive medal collection including the 2013 treble. Provided the transfer goes ahead as planned, the 24-year-old’s new head coach in Bordeaux will be former Munich legend Willy Sagnol.