Bayern Munich looking at internal solutions for right-back position

Bayern Munich will be managed by Julian Nagelsmann from next season. (MACDOUGALL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich will be managed by Julian Nagelsmann from next season. (MACDOUGALL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich is looking to add more quality in the right-back position this summer. The German Champions have been linked with numerous players, but no transfer has materialised until now. The murmur in German media is suggesting that Julian Nagelsmann has identified one young talent to add quality to this position.

According to Sport1, Julian Nagelsmann is planning to include Christopher Scott in the first-team squad. The 33-year-old manager wants to mould Scott on the right side of the defense and have a similar role that Alphonso Davies is assigned on the left.

Scott has been considered as one of the bright talents for the reserves. However, Scott has largely played as a midfielder for the second team. Nagelsmann has often managed to make the player transition from their favoured position to a new role, so it will be interesting to see how Scott will fare as a full-back.

The 19-year-old midfielder may get the role of right wing-back since Nagelsmann is reportedly planning to play three at the back. In such a scenario, Scott will have a bigger role in the attacking third as a right wing-back. Time will tell whether the teenager will smoothly transition into this new position.

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Die Roten had a problem in the right-back position after Benjamin Pavard endured a dip in form. The Frenchman was one of the most consistent players in the treble-winning campaign, but last season was a difficult one for him. He will surely bounce back, but in the long run, Pavard may play more as a center-back for Rekordmeister.

The German Champions did try to add more quality in this position last summer but failed to get the first choice target. Sergino Dest looked destined to move to Bavaria. However, Barcelona swooped in at the last moment and completed the transfer. Rekordmeister eventually settled for Bouna Sarr from Marseille.

Sarr found it difficult to break into the first team. Moreover, he also had injury problems in his debut campaign. Flick also often used Niklas Sule in the right-back position instead of giving minutes to Sarr. It does look like his stay in Bavaria will be brief as Die Roten is ready to listen to offers for him.

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The pre-season games will be a good opportunity for Nagelsmann to assess all options. Scott will need more time to adapt to this role. If he does show promise in this role, then Rekordmeister may focus on other areas and drop the idea of signing a right-back.