Raphael Guerreiro, the 29-year-old FC Bayern midfielder, has taken a major step towards his comeback after he trained with the ball again for the first time on Thursday morning. The Portugal international had suffered a muscular injury in his right thigh during pre-season and had to miss the Audi Summer Tour in Asia.
Guerreiro completed passing and dribbling exercises as he continues his recovery process. He is expected to join the full team training soon and be available for selection in the upcoming matches. Guerreiro is a key player for FC Bayern, having scored 10 goals and provided 12 assists in 42 appearances last season.
FC Bayern face Borussia Mönchengladbach in top match
FC Bayern will be hoping to have Guerreiro back in their squad as they prepare to face Borussia Mönchengladbach in a top match on Saturday. The Bavarians are currently second in the Bundesliga table, one point behind leaders RB Leipzig. They have won four of their last five games, scoring 16 goals and conceding only three.
Borussia Mönchengladbach are fourth in the table, four points behind FC Bayern. They have also been in good form, winning three of their last five games and scoring 12 goals. The last time the two teams met, FC Bayern won 4-2 at home thanks to goals from Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Müller, Kingsley Coman and Leroy Sané.
The match will be a test of FC Bayern’s title credentials and their ability to cope without some of their injured stars. Apart from Guerreiro, they are also missing Lucas Hernández, Benjamin Pavard, Corentin Tolisso and Serge Gnabry. However, they have enough depth and quality in their squad to challenge any opponent.
Minjae Kim unveiled as new FC Bayern signing
FC Bayern have also announced the signing of Minjae Kim from Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on Friday. The 25-year-old South Korean defender has signed a four-year contract with the German champions and will wear the number 4 shirt.
Kim is regarded as one of the best centre-backs in Asia and has won three consecutive K League titles with Jeonbuk. He has also made 33 appearances for the South Korea national team and was part of the squad that reached the quarter-finals of the 2019 Asian Cup.
Kim said he was delighted to join FC Bayern and expressed his admiration for the club’s history and culture. He also said he was looking forward to playing under Julian Nagelsmann and learning from his new teammates. He added that he was ready to work hard and contribute to the team’s success.