Serdar Tasci: Bayern Munich sign Spartak Moscow defender

New Bayern Munich signing Serdar Tasci
Serdar Tasci was at Stuttgart when they won the Bundesliga in 2007

Bayern Munich have strengthened their squad by signing defender Serdar Tasci on loan from Spartak Moscow until the end of the season.

Tasci, 28, has been capped 14 times by Germany and was at Stuttgart in 2007 when they won the Bundesliga.

"Thanks to his quality and experience, he's in a position to help us at once," said Bayern's sporting director Matthias Sammer.

Javi Martinez and Jerome Boateng are among several Bayern players injured.

Tasci has been at Spartak since 2013 and has started 16 of their 18 league games this season.

Bayern have the option to make the signing permanent. external-link

The reigning champions of Germany are chasing a European and domestic treble in Pep Guardiola's final season.

Eight points clear at the top of the Bundesliga table with 15 matches remaining, Bayern face Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League.

In addition, they are away to second-tier side Bochum on 10 February in the quarter-finals of the German Cup.

Manchester City announced on Monday that Guardiola has agreed a three-year contract to become their manager in the summer.

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