FC Bayern Munich has agreed to sign Israeli goalkeeper Daniel Peretz from Maccabi Tel Aviv for five years, in a deal worth at least €5 million ($5.4 million) plus bonuses.
The 23-year-old goalie, who is in Slovenia with Maccabi for the UEFA Europa Conference League playoffs, will travel to the southern German city over the weekend for medical examinations, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano said on X/Twitter.
At Bayern Munich, Peretz is expected to join Sven Ulreich in the club’s pool of backup goalkeepers.
A German passport holder, Peretz will make history as the first Israeli-born player to represent Bayern, which has won 11 consecutive Bundesliga championships.
Peretz joined Maccabi Tel Aviv’s academy at the age of 6 and has 70 Israeli Premier League games’ worth of experience under his belt.
This summer, he was part of Israel’s Under-21 team during its historic advance to the UEFA European Championship semifinals. During the quarterfinal on July 1, Peretz was named man of the match for keeping the Georgian team off the scoresheet, including blocking one of the shootout attempts.
The team consists of Israeli players aged 21 or under at the start of each two-year UEFA European Under Football Championship campaign, so players can be up to 23 years old.