Bayern Munich: Hansi Flick pushed for Tiago Dantas transfer

Tiago Dantas, FC Bayern Munich. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
Tiago Dantas, FC Bayern Munich. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Hansi Flick reportedly convinced Bayern Munich to make a late move for Tiago Dantas.

Bayern Munich were busy in the final week of the transfer window. The German champions signed four senior players in the last couple of days of the transfer market. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Marc Roca, Douglas Costa, and Bouna Sarr were brought in to bolster the squad.

After the transfer window was closed in Germany, Die Roten signed Tiago Dantas from Benfica. It is a loan deal, but the German Champions have the option to sign him next summer. Since Dantas was not registered for the senior squad, he will have to play with reserves till January.

Dantas may not be playing with the senior squad, but he has been training with the first team. According to Sport1, Hansi Flick convinced Bayern to complete the deal as he has been following the player for a long time.

The German media outlet also reports that Dantas is working hard to adapt to the new country and style of football. It also says that the European Champions have the option to sign him permanently for a fee worth €7.5 million.

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The Portuguese youth player operates in the midfield department, mostly as a number eight and number ten. If he continues to impress in training, then there is no doubt that Bayern will take up the option and sign him permanently.

Flick has been giving young players opportunities in the first team if they are doing well in training. Joshua Zirkzee benefitted from Flick’s policy last season as he was trusted to come off from the bench to help the team in crunch situations. The Dutch forward also filled in for Robert Lewandowski last season whenever the Polish striker was on the sidelines due to injury.

At the start of this season, Jamal Musiala has been getting regular playing time with the first team. He became the youngest player to score for Bayern in Bundesliga history when he came off the bench against Schalke last month. Flick has been giving him minutes from the bench in the last few Bundesliga games along with a start in the DFB Pokal game against FC Duren.

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Considering Flick pushed for the transfer of Dantas, the Bavarian faithful can surely get a chance to see him play for the senior team during the second half of the season. The German Champions have been aggressive with recruitment at the youth level, so it will not be surprising to see Dantas becoming another teen star for the senior team.