Bayern Munich: Four things on Hansi Flick’s agenda as permanent manager

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - MARCH 03: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) head coach Hansi Flick of Bayern Muenchen looks on during the DFB Cup quarterfinal match between FC Schalke 04 and FC Bayern Muenchen at Veltins Arena on March 3, 2020 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Max Maiwald/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - MARCH 03: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) head coach Hansi Flick of Bayern Muenchen looks on during the DFB Cup quarterfinal match between FC Schalke 04 and FC Bayern Muenchen at Veltins Arena on March 3, 2020 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Max Maiwald/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) /
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LEIPZIG, GERMANY – MARCH 10: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Timo Werner of RB Leipzig looks on during the UEFA Champions League round of 16-second leg match between RB Leipzig and Tottenham Hotspur at Red Bull Arena on March 10, 2020, in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
LEIPZIG, GERMANY – MARCH 10: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Timo Werner of RB Leipzig looks on during the UEFA Champions League round of 16-second leg match between RB Leipzig and Tottenham Hotspur at Red Bull Arena on March 10, 2020, in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) /

Getting the transfers right

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Bayern will be expected to continue the rebuild this summer. After improving the defense last summer, the club will be looking to add quality in the attack. There have been numerous names linked with the club, but Leroy Sane and Timo Werner are likely to be the two strongest contenders for improving the attack.

Flick was vocal about transfers in January as he publicly put pressure on the board to sign a right-back and wide forward. The club went on to sign Alvaro Odriozola on a six-month loan but decided against signing a winger. Flick’s pressure did pay off, showing that he is not going to back down regarding transfers.

There have been strong murmurs in Germany suggesting that Flick wants Werner while Hasan Salihamidzic is eager to bring Sane to Bavaria. The German manager wants a veto in transfers as he named it as one of the key requirements to get this job.

It will be interesting to see how Flick goes about transfers, making sure that there is no friction between him and the club hierarchy. Coronavirus pandemic will have an impact on finances, so Flick’s effectiveness in the transfer market will be important in determining success in his first full season as Bayern manager.