Daniel Peretz joins Bayern Munich as one of Europe's best young goalkeepers. - © Imago
Daniel Peretz joins Bayern Munich as one of Europe's best young goalkeepers. - © Imago

Bayern Munich sign Israeli goalkeeper Daniel Peretz


Bayern Munich have completed the signing of Israeli goalkeeper Daniel Peretz from Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Peretz - who will provide competition for back-up stopper Sven Ulreich in the continued absence of Manuel Neuer - has signed a five-year deal through to June 2028.

“It’s a dream for every child to one day get to play for a club as big as Bayern," said the 23-year-old Israel international. "When I heard about Bayern’s interest, I only had one wish: to move here. I’m hungry for everything that’s to come.”

Peretz has an enviable record since making his professional breakthrough in 2020. Across 101 competitive appearances for Tel Aviv, he conceded just 82 goals whilst keeping 44 clean sheets.

The young custodian also recorded two shut-outs in four games during Israel's run to the semi-finals of this summer's UEFA U21 Euros. He saved penalties from Borussia Dortmund's Youssoufa Moukoko and Eintracht Frankfurt's Jessic Ngankam in the 1-1 draw with Germany.

“With Daniel Peretz, we’re very well equipped in our goalkeeping team in terms of prospects – both for this season and the future," said Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen. "Daniel is a goalkeeper with great potential. In his young years he’s already proven his ability not just at domestic level but also in international competitions.”

Manuel Neuer has not played competitive football since November 2022. - Getty Images

Bayern have not specified when first-choice goalkeeper and club captain Neuer will return following his recovery from a leg break sustained on a skiing trip last winter.

Yann Sommer joined the club from Bundesliga rivals Borussia Mönchengladbach for the second half of last season, but has since left for Inter Milan. Alexander Nübel, meanwhile, has signed a one-year loan deal with VfB Stuttgart following a successful temporary stint at Monaco.

The record champions began their Bundesliga title defence with a 4-0 win away to Werder Bremen. They now host Augsburg for their first home game of the campaign