BREAKING NEWS: Bayern reveal Mandzukic will join Atletico

The striker had been linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena following Robert Lewandowski’s arrival and Matthias Sammer has confirmed the wheels are in motion

Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer has revealed that the club have verbally agreed a deal for Mario Mandzukic to join Atletico Madrid this summer for an undisclosed fee.

The Spanish champions were in the market for a new striker following the departure of Diego Costa to Chelsea and they have now found their man in the Croatia international.

The 28-year-old had joined Bayern from Wolfsburg in the summer of 2012 and was part of the team that won the treble in 2012-13, while also winning the domestic double last season.

Nevertheless, he was deemed surplus to requirements by head coach Pep Guardiola following the arrival of Robert Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund and will now continue his career at Atletico once all formalities are completed.

“There is a verbal agreement between Bayern, Atletico Madrid and Mario Mandzukic,” Sammer said at a press conference.

“We want to thank Mario Mandzukic for his performances at FC Bayern and wish him all the best for the future.”

Mandzukic netted 33 goals in 54 Bundesliga appearances during his two seasons at the Allianz Arena.

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