Niklas Sule has said “there’s no bigger club than Bayern Munich” and is looking forward to joining his new team-mates when he arrives in Bavaria this summer from Hoffenheim.
Spurning interest from Chelsea, Sule signed a five-year deal to join the German champions for a reported fee of around €25 million at the end of this season.
The central defender will be joined in Bavaria by Hoffenheim teammate Sebastian Rudy, who will arrive on a free transfer.
“I’m looking forward to the task,” Sule told Kicker. “I want to take the next step in my career there, training on a daily basis with the best players in the world.
“I am only 21 and can still learn and soak up many things from World Cup-winning duo Hummels and Boateng, so that I continue to improve. But I’m convinced I’ll make the breakthrough at some point.”
Boateng returned to action at the weekend as a substitute in Bayern’s 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt, after a 108-day injury lay off.
Boateng received words of support from his incoming teammate Sule whilst he was out of action.
“Naturally, I wrote to him. We get in contact from time to time, “Sule said. “For example, he also congratulated me on my move. He is one of the best central defenders in the world and I hope that he remains fit in the future.”
When the transfer was finalised in January, Niklas Sule described the chance to join the record German champions “as a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Asked whether a move to Bavaria was only a stepping stone before a move to England, Sule said: “There’s no bigger club than Bayern Munich.”