Bayern: 2021 end 11 contracts - who stays, who goes prematurely?
Eleven player contracts come to an end: mini-break perfect, but the big turn of the Bavarians is yet to come
Bayern has declared its squad planning for the 2019/20 season ended, but the next construction sites are already on, because at eleven players are facing groundbreaking contract decisions.
If one looks at the squad of FC Bayern, with whom the record champions will now contest the 2019/20 season, it can be seen that the makeover is in full swing. Was the Munich squad in the past season still the third oldest of the Bundesliga, you now put the sixth youngest in the comparison of all 18 clubs. The six departures were on average 30.3 years old, the newcomers, however, are on average 23.3 years.
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That sounds good at first, but the next major change of direction on Säbener Straße is yet to come. If only three contracts are concluded this summer (Ivan Perisic, Philippe Coutinho and Christian Früchtl), eleven working papers will expire at the end of the 2020/21 season.
Bayern has to set course for 11 players
For Bayern, the following question arises: which contracts are extended and which not? The players whose contracts expire in 2021, would bring only in the summer of 2020, a reasonable transfer fee. In particular, it is the actors (age in the summer of 2021):
Manuel Neuer (35) and Sven Ulreich (33): In June, there had been a stir as Neuers advisor brought a farewell of his client from Munich into play. Ulreich can imagine a whereabouts. The future of both actors probably depends on whether and when the FC Bayern goalkeeper talent Alexander Nübel (currently 22) of Schalke 04 can woo.
Jerome Boateng (32): Already this summer he should leave the club, until now there was no customer. After the preparation, he is currently on an equal footing with newcomer Benjamin Pavard, but with an acceptable offer, he would still be out of time.
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Robert Lewandowski (32): The Pole is the Mister Reliable with built-in Torgarantie and seemingly indestructible body. If he stays healthy and still fit, nothing speaks for a farewell. Youngster Jan-Fiete Arp is expected to grow at his side.
Javi Martinez (32): The Spaniard is worth gold in the Champions League against the European elite, in the Bundesliga his skills are often no longer in demand. His advantage though: he can also play as a center-back.
Thomas Müller (31): A farewell to the Bavarian veteran, the idol of par excellence? From F view hardly imaginable, but sporty already. In the face of competition in the squad, Müller often remains the bank. At age 31, for him the chance would be the last big change - as in 2015 for Bastian Schweinsteiger, who went to Manchester United at 31.
Alaba leaves the future open, Sanches wants to get away as fast as possible
Thiago (30): On the Strippenzieher in the central office Bayern would hardly want to do without. In recent years, the rumor persisted to a return to FC Barcelona or a move to his foster father Pep Guardiola to Manchester City.
David Alaba (29): Most recently, the Austrian had left his future open and stressed that "I am a player looking for new challenges - whether that will be at Bayern or elsewhere, I can not say." FC Barcelona has long been considered very interested.
Renato Sanches (24): He wants to get away, Bayern does not let him. How long should that go on? Many an observer asks himself.
Ron-Thorben Hoffmann (22) and Lars Lukas Mai (21): While the young Keeper Hoffmann is likely to seek a long-term change or at least a loan, should defender Mai more and more integrated into the professional squad.
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