Bayern Munich chairman rules out further big-money summer signings.
It has been a terrific start to the summer transfer window for Bayern Munich. The German club has added competition in goalkeeping department by signing Alexander Nubel from Schalke on free transfer. Nubel is tipped to be long term replacement of Neuer.
In the defence, Die Roten smartly moved for Tanguy Kouassi from Paris-Saint Germain on free transfer. The Frenchman is one of the most talented young players in Europe, operating in central defence and defensive midfield position.
After completing the moves for two young players, the German club completed the big signing of Leroy Sane from Manchester City. The 24-year-old wide player has been the top target for the club since last summer, but a serious knee injury scuppered the move. He has already started training with the club despite City’s season is very much alive.
However, Sane is likely to be only big-money signing for the German club. Speaking to France Football (via SZ), Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admitted that they are also suffering financial restrictions like other clubs in Europe. He also insisted that the transfer market is unlikely to see record transfer fees this summer.
“We’ll try to save money. I assume that the next window will be quieter than the years before. Economically, the effects of the crisis will be felt next season. All clubs will suffer losses. The next season will be a real challenge”
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Die Roten reportedly wants to add a right-back to the squad since Benjamin Pavard favours playing in central defence and Joshua Kimmich has permanently moved in midfield. Sergino Dest from Ajax is reportedly club’s top target for this position. The teenage full-back will not cost a lot of money compared to star full-backs, but he has the potential to become one of the best in his age-group.
In the midfield department, Bayern may be forced to sign players if the likes of Thiago Alcantara, Javi Martinez, and Corentin Tolisso leave the club. There is growing uncertainty over the future of all three midfielders. The club might have to dip in the market if all three leave in summer.
Rummenigge has previously ruled out signing Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen. The German sensation has been heavily linked with a move to Bavaria in the past, but transfer demands of Leverkusen are likely to be a big hurdle for Die Roten.
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Along with discussing transfer window, Rummenigge also insisted that Die Roten will not look to buy superstars, but focus on getting hungry young players that can satisfy the ethos of the club. It will be interesting to see whether the club will be looking to fill the voids in the team by integrating young players from the academy.