Medhi Benatia: Bayern Munich sign Roma defender

Medhi Benatia of Morocco
Medhi Benatia joined Roma from Udinese in June 2013

German champions Bayern Munich have signed Morocco defender Medhi Benatia from Roma for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old, who helped Roma finish second in Serie A last season, had been linked with a move to Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchester United.

Bayern were looking for a defender after Spain international Javi Martinez was ruled out until the New Year with ruptured cruciate knee ligaments.

Roma have replaced Benatia with Olympiakos defender Kostas Manolas.

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