Bayern Munich will have to pay big fee for Julian Nagelsmann

Bayern Munich will have to pay big fee for RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann. (Photo by ALEXANDER HASSENSTEIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich will have to pay big fee for RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann. (Photo by ALEXANDER HASSENSTEIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

It has been a tough week for Bayern Munich as they were knocked out of the Champions League. A valiant effort in Paris on Tuesday did lead to 1-0 win against Paris Saint-Germain, but it was not enough to book a place in the semi-final. PSG will be playing in the semi-final against Manchester City since they had scored more away goals than Die Roten in the quarter-finals.

After the elimination from the Champions League, there has been a lot of talk surrounding the future of Hansi Flick at Die Roten. The speculation is not due to Flick’s work at the club but largely due to the vacancy at the German National team post Euros.

Lothar Matthaus went on to say after the game that Flick is definitely going to leave Bavaria and manage the German national team from next season. In such a scenario, Rekordmeister will have to look for a new head coach this summer.

RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann has been heavily linked with a coaching position at Bayern for numerous seasons. When Carlo Ancelotti was sacked in 2017, Nagelsmann was considered an option. Even after Niko Kovac’s dismissal in 2019, there were reports that Nagelsmann could succeed him.

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After his impressive work at RB Leipzig and Hoffenheim, Nagelsmann is likely to be the front-runner to replace Flick this summer if he leaves for German National Team. Die Roten will have to pay a big fee for Nagelsmann’s services.

According to Sport1, RB Leipzig will be looking for a fee between 15-20 million for Nagelsmann in the summer. It is a big fee for a manager, but Die Roten may have to stump it if Nagelsmann is the top target. Since his contract expires in 2023, RB Leipzig’s resolve in negotiations will be strengthened. The German manager lacks experience at a super club, but his work during the last four seasons makes him one of the hot prospects in managerial business across Europe.

Nagelsmann has managed to play attractive football at Leipzig and Hoffenheim. He managed to improve experienced and young players at a steady rate during his tenure at both clubs. By taking RB Leipzig to the semi-final of the Champions League last season, Nagelsmann showed his quality at the European stage.

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In an ideal scenario, Flick stays at the club at least for next season. At the moment, Die Roten’s finances are not in the best state due to the pandemic. They need to improve the squad in the summer, so committing such a huge fee for a manager might hamper their transfer plans. Moreover, Flick has done a remarkable job until now, so it is no point losing him just one year into his contract.