Bayern Munich have signed midfielder Alexander Baumjohann from Borussia Monchengladbach for the start of next season.
The 22-year-old is one of the rising stars in the Bundesliga and his free transfer acquisition is a coup for Bayern.
Baumjohann said: "I think I will be a success in Munich. I will get my chance and I will have to take it."
Bayern are also hoping to lure Anatoly Tymoschuk to southern Germany.
The club announced yesterday they had agreed personal terms with the Ukraine midfielder but there was still confusion about when Zenit St Petersburg would release him.
Bayern are hoping to have him on board by April 1.