It would be fair to say that within the realms of reason that as things stand Bayern Munich currently bolster one of the best squads in modern football.
From Gotze to Muller, Ribery to Robben, and Lahm to Schweinsteiger; this side are full to the brim with World class players and are undoubtedly favourites for any competition that they take part in this season.
As such, we felt it best to take a look at how such a situation came about for this Bavarian football powerhouse from the aspect of the best players that the Bayern coaching and scouting staff have identified and acquired over the past decade.
Plenty of players have walked in and out of this famous Munich club, but only a select few can be considered as true greats of the modern era. Here is a selection of the top five that Bayern have signed over the past 10 years.