FC Bayern sign Nestory Irankunda – record transfer fee for Adelaide United

For the 2024/25 season

FC Bayern have secured the services of Australian attacking talent Nestory Irankunda for the 2024/25 season. According to Adelaide United, they will receive a record fee for the 17-year-old winger. According to reports, the sum would initially amount to around 3.4 million euros, but could rise further thanks to bonuses. Irankunda has signed a long-term contract with the Munich team.

Goals and highlights of Adelaide Nestory Irankunda’s talent

« We have had Nestory on our radar for some time and are pleased to have reached an agreement with him and Adelaide United regarding a move to Munich next summer. We would like to thank United officials for the always good discussions. Nestory  » is an extremely fast winger, good at dribbling and finishing and with a lot of power towards goal. We are convinced of his potential and that he will take the next steps with us, » said young manager Jochen Sauer.

Irankunda, Santa Cruz & Co.: FC Bayern’s most expensive teenage transfers

10 – Alexandre Zickler | Transfer fee: €1.15 million

&copy IMAGO

From Dynamo Dresden | 1993 Age at time: 19

8 – Sinan Kurt | Transfer fee: 3 million euros

&copy IMAGO

Came from Gladbach | 2014 Age at time: 18

8 – Arp Party | Transfer fee: 3 million euros

&copy IMAGO

Came from HSV | in 2019 Age at time: 19

7 – Nestory Irankunda | Transfer fee: €3.4 million

&copy IMAGO

Coming from Adelaide United in 2024 | Then 18 years old

6 – Roque Santa Cruz | Transfer fee: 5 million euros

&copy IMAGO

Coming from Olimpia | in 1999 Age at the time: 17

5 – Kingsley Coman | Rental fees: 7 million euros

&copy IMAGO

Loaned by Juventus in 2015 Age at the time: 19 | joined FC Bayern in 2017 for an additional 21 million euros

4 – Breno | Transfer fee: €12 million

&copy IMAGO

Came from FC São Paulo | in 2007 Age at the time: 18

3 – Alphonso Davies | Transfer fee: 14 million euros

&copy IMAGO

Came from Vancouver in 2018 | Age at the time: 18

2 – Mathys Tel | Transfer fee: 20 million euros

&copy IMAGO

Coming from Stade Rennes in 2022 | Age: 17 years old

1 – Renato Sanches | Transfer fee: 35 million euros

&copy IMAGO

Came from Benfica in 2016 | Age at the time: 18

The Tanzanian-born striker, who scored eleven times in seven international matches for the Australian U17 team, scored nine goals in 39 appearances for professional side Adelaide United and also scored in the recently started season of the A-League. When he scored his first goal in January 2022, Irankunda was only Adelaide’s second youngest goalscorer in the A-League, aged just 15 years, eleven months and 21 days. The youngster is one of the team’s most valuable South Australian players.

Transfer to FC Bayern: For Irankunda, “a real dream comes true”

“The experiences of the next few months in the A-League will certainly have a very positive effect on his future development,” Sauer said. Irankunda, who will come of age in February, added: « I’m happy that everything is finalized and I can go to one of the best clubs in the world – a real dream come true. »

To the home page