After failing to reach an agreement with David Alaba last season, Bayern Munich is going to face tough rounds of negotiations with Kingsley Coman. The French winger has appointed Pini Zahavi for negotiations, so Rekordmeister was going to a tricky situation. Zahavi was also leading the negotiations for Alaba last season.
The latest update from Germany regarding Coman is not positive. According to Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg (via iMiaSanMia), the contract talks between Rekordmeister and Coman have stalled. The main reason behind this impasse is due to high wage demands from the French winger.
Die Roten’s current offer is just above Coman’s current salary, which is approximately €12 million per year gross salary. As per Sport1, the French winger is looking for a salary close to €20 million before tax. This is an enormous raise, which has probably put off negotiations with both parties.
Bayern has not hesitated in terms of taking difficult decisions regarding contract renewals. They decided to withdraw offers for Alaba and allowed him to play the remaining peak years of his career at Real Madrid.
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Coman could also face a similar scenario if both parties are not finding a middle ground. The French winger currently has two years left on the current contract in Bavaria. The German club will have to listen to offers for Coman next summer and recoup a big fee if a contract is not agreed upon next season.
The French winger was one of the key players for Die Roten last season. He has achieved much more consistency in his performances, becoming a genuine match-winner for the German Champions. The consistent performances of Coman surely open the prospect of a new deal, but breaking the wage structure may complicate the scenario for the club.
Coman was subject to interest from Manchester United last summer. However, things didn’t materialise past tentative interest. The English club is reportedly still interested in Coman. The French winger will be able to attract other biggest clubs if he runs down his contract. Since he will be 26 by the end of the current deal, Coman will be an exciting player in the market.
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Losing another player for less than his market value, or in the worst-case scenario, losing him for nothing paints a poor picture for Rekordmeister. The German club needs to become more proactive in terms of contract negotiations. Leaving it too late often hampers chances of getting a big fee. Adding an option to extend deals by a year should become a norm in contract renewals for Rekordmeister.