The Charlton Athletic defender is out of contract this summer, and looks set to leave The Valley on a free transfer. North End have made their move, beating Championship rivals to his signature.
A deal for the 26-year-old German should be confirmed very soon, representing a bargain for Preston. We’ve lacked height at the back, and Bauer can be the dominant force we’ve needed.
Some were concerned that Lee Bowyer’s U-turn – staying at Charlton after all – may throw a spanner in the works, but Bauer’s move is all wrapped up.
Tonight, Bauer has taken to Twitter to send a message to Charlton fans. Bauer has said goodbye to the Addicks fans, admitting that he’s starting a new chapter in his career.
Bauer admitted he will never forget his four years at Charlton, including his winner in last month’s League One playoff final against Sunderland.
— Patrick Bauer (@patrick5bauer) June 18, 2019
Bauer’s message tonight suggests that his next move is all set to be confirmed. With that in mind, we should expect to see Bauer in a Preston shirt shortly, with Alex Neil making his first signing of the summer.