Should Bayern Munich once again try to sign Benjamin Henrichs?

PORTO, PORTUGAL - JULY 27: Benjamin Henrichs of AS Monaco in action during the Pre-Season Friendly match between FC Porto and AS Monaco at Estadio do Dragao on July 27, 2019 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)
PORTO, PORTUGAL - JULY 27: Benjamin Henrichs of AS Monaco in action during the Pre-Season Friendly match between FC Porto and AS Monaco at Estadio do Dragao on July 27, 2019 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images) /
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Ahead of the winter transfer window, Benjamin Henrichs‘ former agent opens up about the interest from Bayern Munich.

With the winter market just a week away, Bayern Munich has made it clear that they don’t expect major signings in January. This stance has hardly done anything to cool down the reports linking players with a move to Bavaria.

In the past few weeks, Bayern have been heavily linked with right-backs. The Bundesliga champions currently have an injury crisis in central defense. Joshua Kimmich has been excelling in the midfield, so signing a right-back allows him to continue playing there and move Benjamin Pavard in central defense.

Benjamin Henrichs is reportedly the leading right-back target for Bayern. The 22-year-old German full-back has been playing in Ligue 1 with Monaco for the past 18 months. Die Roten will have to reportedly cough up €30 million to sign Henrichs from the French club.

This is not the first time Bayern have tried to sign Henrichs. In an interview with T-online, Ali Bulut, Henrich’s former agent, confirmed that Die Roten tried to sign the German forward in 2016. He also insisted that Hasan Salihamidzic will have to convince Karl Heinz-Rummenigge to sign Henrichs in January.

"“I had an offer from Bavaria for Benjamin Henrichs in 2016, a contract that was ready for signature for the 2017/18 season. But I was convinced that the Benny would still need a year or two before he could switch to FC Bayern. Bayern also shared this assessment. It makes no sense to burn a boy.”“Hasan Salihamidzic is slick-eared, he knows how the business works. But: If he fails to convince Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, there is no transfer.”"

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According to Sky Sports, Bayern Munich have not held any concrete talks for Henrichs. This surely suggests that talk about interest from Die Roten could be blown out of proportion. However, the report insists that Henrichs is interested in returning to the Bundesliga.

If Bayern decides to go ahead with their interest in Henrichs, then they will face stiff competition from RB Leipzig. Sky Sports insists that Leipzig has shown interest in the young full-back. Henrichs is also keen to work with Julian Nagelsmann. Monaco will ideally like a bidding war for the young defender.

Henrichs will surely improve the Bayern squad. The young full-back will complete the defense revamp and take the position of Rafinha in the squad. His acquisition will make sure that Kimmich will permanently switch to midfield. The German international gives the right balance and solidity to the starting XI when deployed in the number six position.

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Along with right-back, Die Roten may need a center-back in January. Jerome Boateng reportedly wants to leave Bavaria in January while Javi Martinez, Lucas Hernandez, and Niklas Sule are struggling with injury. Hence, two acquisitions in defense will make sure that Bayern has completed the overhaul of their defensive department.