With an eye towards an even better year in the 2015-16 season, Bayern Munich are already working to face a campaign where the team will try to continue their Bundesliga dominance while also trying to capture either the UEFA Champions League or the DFB-Pokal - both tournaments they were unable to clinch this past season.
With these lofty goals in mind, manager Pep Guardiola is already thinking about strengthening the squad - something quite difficult considering the team already possesses has some of the best players in the world. The bench players are certainly an area where Bayern could always add more talent and they have already completed their first major signing looking towards the 2015-16 campaign.
Ulreich signs deal until 2018
According to reports, the Bundesliga giants have reached an agreement to sign former VfB Stuttgart 'keeper Sven Ulreich for a fee close to €3.5M. The 26-year-old custodian has reportedly signed a three-year deal with the current Bundesliga champions, and he's expected to be the backup of current starter Manuel Neuer.
The arrival of Ulreich certainly puts an end to Pepe Reina's tenure at Allianz Arena and several reports indicate the Spaniard could be on his way to Napoli. Pepe Reina never felt comfortable and his lack of minutes have made him look towards another club so it looks likely that he will return to the Serie A side where he already played on loan in the 2013-14 season.
Ulreich arrives with plenty of Bundesliga experience
Ulreich underwent the medicals on Monday and all of them were successful, meaning Bayern Munich were able to confirm his arrival on their official social media accounts. Ulreich was a regular fixture in the team's starting XI and he demonstrated enough quality to be considered as one of the top 'keepers in the Bundesliga.
Ulreich has spent his entire career with Stuttgart, where he debuted in 2008, and he has also represented Germany at the U21 level. He played 34 games last season and also has featured for Die Roten on 176 games throughout his career.