Pizarro returns to Bayern on free transfer
Pizarro spent six years with Bayern from 2001-2007, scoring 71 goals before
moving on to Chelsea and then Bremen.
But with the 33-year-old’s contract having expired at Bremen, he has decided
to return to the Allianz Arena in the hopes of adding to his record goal total
in the Bundesliga for a foreign player, having netted 160 goals in 333 league
“We are pleased to have been able to sign Claudio Pizarro, an internationally
experienced and very dangerous striker,” Bayern’s director of sport, Christian
Nerlinger, told the club’s official website.
Pizarro will likely take over for Ivica Olic as the reserve striker for
leading scorer Mario Gomez, and he becomes the fourth new signing at Bayern
this summer, joining Xherdan Shaqiri, Tom Starke and Dante.
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