Bayern Munich announced Tuesday that it has signed coveted Moroccan defender Mehdi Benatia from Roma to a five-year deal.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Benatia, 27, was linked to several clubs this summer after playing well in 33 appearances with the Italian club.
The move could help Bayern compensate for the loss of defender/midfielder Javi Martinez to injury.
The German club won the Bundesliga last season and beat VfL Wolfsburg Friday in its first match of the 2014-15 campaign.
- Chris Johnson