A new report from Sport Bild claims Bayern Munich are ready to spend big this summer on Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner and a few others.
There’s just over a day left in the winter transfer window, and Bayern Munich have not yet made any first team signings. Despite intense — and surprisingly public — pursuits of both Callum Hudson-Odoi and Lucas Hernandez, it seems likely the Bavarians will end January without any significant additions to their squad.
However, hope is not lost for either player. It’s still very likely Bayern sign Lucas Hernandez in the summer, while some reports claim they are already in negotiations with Chelsea over a summer move for 18-year-old Hudson-Odoi.
Hernandez and Hudson-Odoi likely aren’t Bayern’s only summer transfer targets, however. According to Sport Bild (in their latest print issue), the German champions are prepared to spend well over €200 million on summer upgrades, and their winter candidates are just two of the several moves they plan to make.
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Among the other names listed by Sport Bild are long-time Bayern targets and Germany internationals Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. The former would serve as an excellent backup to Robert Lewandowski and could also feature on the wings if needed. Some rumors even claim he has a verbal agreement with the club to come in the summer.
The latter, meanwhile, could be brought in as a replacement for James Rodriguez, whose future looks less and less likely to be spent in Munich. Havertz’s teammates on the German national team have done their best to convince him to move to Bayern. He could ask for a transfer away from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer, but he would still cost over €60 million.
The article claims Bayern are prepared to let go of one of Boateng or Hummels, and they could go for Espanyol’s Mario Hermoso should the deal for Lucas Hernandez not work out. Similarly, they’ve identified Benfica’s Joao Felix as a backup plan in case a Callum Hudson-Odoi deal falls through. The 19-year-old is a more than capable winger who can also feature in attacking midfield.
Based on this report, Bayern Munich’s summer shopping list would cost the club upwards of €250 million. Of course, they would make some of that money back by offloading one of their center-backs and, potentially, another player or two.
If a permanent move for James Rodriguez is no longer on the table, a corps of new additions featuring Kai Havertz and Timo Werner — along with failed winter moves Lucas Hernandez and Callum Hudson-Odoi — would make for a busy and successful summer for the Bavarians.