Bayern: It hooks in the transfer policy really
Again, no plan B: That's really a problem with Bayern's transfer policy
In a little less than two weeks is training start at Bayern. And like every summer, one or the other star will still be in a well-deserved special holiday on the thrilling first sweat on July 8th. Light rows in the squad of Munich are therefore not uncommon at this time of the year. However, the fact that the squad could also cast a rather incomplete picture, even if only in full squat, is completely unusual.
The need for action seemed to have recognized the bosses late, but in time. With the commitment of Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry, the people of Munich have taken the first step in their ambitious plans for change - that is a year ago.
Now, in the summer of 2019, the second, much more far-reaching step should follow. But despite the early-proclaimed march route on the transfer parquet, the manners of the people in Munich seem at times agile and unthinkable.
Bayern: The Transferpossen to Hudson-Odoi and Sané reveal the problem
Already last winter, the Munich aggressively wooed the young English talent Callum Hudson-Odoi. The fact that the similarly wealthy Chelsea FC did not consider a sale because of a transfer ban at any moment, came to the minor matter - too much stiffened the Munich lead in person of sports director Hasan Salihamdzic on the chosen player wish, without success.
The situation is similar in the current struggle for Leroy Sané. This transfer also threatens to burst, which is not uncommon given the fast-paced football business. Rather, the shortage of alternatives for the 23-year-old offensive player, in which the Munich, despite a one-year preparation period for the current transfer period, have set a large part of their hopes. A real plan B is missing, at least until now.
National and international lag behind Bayern
While the Bavarians are only now exploring the already thinned transfer market, many other top European clubs have already completed their transfer plans.
In Madrid, Real President Florentino Perez refreshed the recent flagging offensive with senior technician Eden Hazard (Chelsea FC) and ex-Frankfurt Luka Jovic. At the same time, FC Barcelona secured the services of Ajax jewel Frankie De Jong. Two teams with whom FC Bayern actually sees themselves at eye level - actually.
And even looking at the league rivals from Dortmund should make the Munich self-image tampering. In Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Nico Schulz (TSG Hoffenheim), Julian Brandt (Bayern Leverkusen) and Mats Hummels (Bayern) BVB presented four accesses within a very short time. The title fight in the coming season, the reigning runner looks so determined against.
Just how much the current situation weighs on the working climate in Munich is also shown by the recent remarks by Bayern coach Niko Kovac. In the "kicker" Kovac demands at least four new players and thus makes it clear what he expects from his superiors in the coming weeks. From his point of view, it remains to be hoped that the bosses will have the necessary alternatives, because that's where it really hangs.
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