Bayern Munich sign Juan Bernat

Sevilla's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic (C) vies with Valencia's French defender Jeremy Mathieu (L) and Valencia's midfielder Juan Bernat during the UEFA Europa League semifinal on April 24, 2014
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Bayern Munich sign Juan Bernat from Valencia on a five-year deal.

Bayern Munich have signed 21-year-old defender Juan Bernat from Valencia on a five-year deal.

The Spaniard, who came through Los Che's youth system before making his first-team debut in 2011, is widely regarded as one of the best young talents in European football.

A host of European clubs have been linked with his services in recent months, but Bayern, via their official Twitter account, have announced the signing.

Sporting director Matthias Sammer said in a statement: "He is quick, good in the tackle and can get forward."

Bernat is a Spanish Under-21 international.

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