Reigning Bundesliga champions FC Bayern Munich have announced the signing of 26-year-old German goalkeeper Sven Ulreich from VFB Stuttgart.

In an official statement Bayern Munich AG deputy chairman, Jan-Christian Dreesen said: a Wea re very pleased with the signing of Sven Ulreich, an experienced Bundesliga goalkeeper.

a Sven Ulreich is a good fit to FC Bayern both as a player and in terms of character. Wea re delighted hea s chosen to join us.a

Sven Ulreich who was the first choice custodian at Stuttgart played 28 Bundesliga games for the club and managed to keep 6 clean sheets. Ulreich is at the club since 2008 and played a total of 220 top tier games.The goalkeeper has signed a three contract which starts from 1st July and it will keep him at the club till 2018. After signing the contract, Ulreich said: a I was looking for a new challenge after many years with Stuttgart. FC Bayern is exactly the right place for me to be.a

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With Sven Ulreich’s inclusion in the Bayern squad, Pepe Reina might opt to move out of the club this season. The Spaniard had joined Pep Guardiola’s side last season but remained out of favour for almost the entire season. He was overshadowed by the towering presence of Manuel Neuer in the squad. Reina managed to play just 3 matches in the league for the champions and was not at all impressive under the bar.