Football: Bayern sign Kingsley Coman on permanent deal

 Bayern Munich's French forward Kingsley Coman vies for the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bayern Munich in Leverkusen, on April 15, 2017.
Bayern Munich's French forward Kingsley Coman vies for the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bayern Munich in Leverkusen, on April 15, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

GERMANY (REUTERS) - Bayern Munich have activated a clause to make winger Kingsley Coman's transfer from Juventus permanent at the end of the season, the Bundesliga league leaders said in a statement.

The 20-year-old French international, who joined Bayern on a two-year loan deal in 2015, will sign a contract until 2020.

"He is a player with huge potential," Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. "We're convinced that he will be of great help to us in the coming years.

"He is a very young player who already plays regularly for the French national team and who has gathered experience at the European Championship."

Coman, a former Paris Saint-Germain player, has scored eight goals in 58 games for Bayern.