WERDER CONFIRM PIZARRO BAYERN MOVE
By Patrick Goss and Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Peruvian star was all but confirmed by several people including Giovane Elber before his club announced the signing officially through sports director Klaus Allofs.
"It was a race right up to the wire with several Spanish clubs," confirmed Allofs.
The 22-year-old was watched closely by both Barcelona and Real Madrid, but it has now been confirmed that Bayern have snapped up the South American for a fee of around £5 million.
Allofs was reluctant to see his Peruvian star leave the Weserstadion but added lightheartedly: "On one side it is good that the fans will be able to see him next season but unfortunately it will be in a rival shirt.
"I am not concerned as our defenders know all aboout Claudio's game and should be able to stop him scoring against us."