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Van Bommel switches from Bayern, seals Milan move

by Byo24News
25 Jan 2011 at 16:52hrs | Views
Bayern Munich have confirmed that Dutch midfielder Mark van Bommel has signed for Italian giants AC Milan.
The 33-year-old's contract with Bayern was due to expire at the end of the season and after being told it would not be renewed, he asked to be released early in order to secure his move to Milan.
"I am leaving FC Bayern with a heavy heart, but with my head held high," Van Bommel said in a statement."
"I had four and a half wonderful and successful years here and would like to express my gratitude to the club and the fans."
"FC Bayern will always have a place in my heart."
Van Bommel, who has only made 13 appearances for Bayern this season, had been linked with moves to Tottenham and Liverpool before signing with Massimiliano Allegri's side.
"The Dutch international asked for his contract to become void to transfer for sporting reasons," a Bayern statement read.

Source - Byo24News