Bayern Munch Star Suffers Injury Blow Before Start of Bundesliga, Set to Miss 8 Weeks After Knee Surgery

Bayern Munch Star Suffers Injury Blow Before Start of Bundesliga, Set to Miss 8 Weeks After Knee Surgery

Chukwu Ikechukwu
  • Bayern Munich has confirmed that star midfielder Leon Goretzka has undergone minor knee surgery on Monday, July 18
  • Goretzka would not be with the rest of the Bayern Munich team for the next phase of their pre-season training in the USA
  • Bayern Munich will most likely miss the services of the midfielder when they take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the opening game of the Bundesliga on August 5th

Bayern Munich have suffered a massive setback in their preparations for the new Bundesliga season which begins in just two weeks.

The Bundesliga champions have disclosed that German midfielder, Leon Goretzka has undergone knee surgery and will most likely miss the start of the Bundesliga season.

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Leon Goretzka will miss the rest of Bayern Munich's US tour after his surgery. Photo by DeFodi Images
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According to Bulinews, Goretzka would be absent for the remainder of Bayern Munich’s pre-season training tour in the USA due to the surgery.

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The 27-year-old Germany midfielder is expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks and stands a good chance of not being fit before Bayern Munich’s opening Bundesliga game against Eintracht Frankfurt on August 5th.

Goretzka will also be unavailable for the first four Bundesliga match days and also the DFL Super Cup encounter with RB Leipzig.

Bayern Munich close in on Matthijs de Ligt

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich are close to sealing a deal to sign Dutch defender, Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus after hijacking the deal from Chelsea.

According to Football Espana, all contracts have been signed between Bayern and Juventus and personal terms have been agreed with the 22-year-old defender.

Matthijs de Ligt is expected to travel to the US to meet up with his new teammates and kick-start a new chapter in his career with the defending Bundesliga winners.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported Bayern Munich fans may be disappointed to see Robert Lewandowski leave the club but they were given reason to celebrate today.

The club held their team presentation at the Allianz Arena in which they unveiled their squad for the new season and welcomed new signing Sadio Mané.

The club also had more good news for fans, as they announced that Serge Gnabry had extended his contract with the club until 2026.