Bayern Munich facing contract negotiations headache in summer

Hasan Salihamidzic, Bayern Munich Sporting Director. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images )
Hasan Salihamidzic, Bayern Munich Sporting Director. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images ) /

The summer transfer window for Bayern Munich is going to be a tricky one. They have completed signings of Dayot Upamecano and Omar Richards, but more signings will be difficult. The club hierarchy has consistently insisted that Bayern will not be spending big on other transfers.

Apart from transfers, Rekordmeister also faces headache on the contract renewal of numerous players. The German Champions found it difficult to renew the contract of David Alaba, which eventually allowed him to join Real Madrid on a free transfer. Previously, Die Roten also didn’t agree on contractual terms with Thiago Alcantara, which forced them to sanction his departure to Liverpool in a cut-price deal.

Ahead of the new season, there are three crucial contract renewals the club needs to sort. Leon Goretzka is entering the final year of his contract, so his renewal should be a priority. Meanwhile, Joshua Kimmich and Kingsley Coman have entered the final two years of their contracts.

According to SportBild (via iMiaSanMia), the contract renewals have been difficult since players are demanding higher wages. This report says that Die Roten had offered Alaba €19.5 million per year, so all other players are also considering it as the benchmark.

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The contract negotiations with Goretzka have turned out to be trickier due to the involvement of a new agent. Recent reports in Germany have suggested that Manchester United is interested in signing him. The interest from England will give Goretzka more leverage to get a better deal. The only good news for Die Roten is that Goretzka reportedly wants to stay in Munich.

Meanwhile, the situation with Kingsley Coman is even tricky if reports are to be believed. The Frenchman wants a significant rise in wages that will reflect on his contribution on the pitch. The talks between both parties have reportedly stalled, which has led to interest from other clubs across Europe.

Kimmich has consistently insisted that he is happy at the club. No significant talks have been reported by German media, but in an ideal world, talks should commence this summer to make sure he doesn’t enter the final year of the deal.

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Apart from these three players, the contract situation of Niklas Sule also needs addressing. The German defender also has one year left on his contract, but Die Roten reportedly has doubts about giving him a new contract. Chelsea has been heavily linked with Sule in the past few months. With so many contract negotiations on the horizon, Bayern needs to be more decisive to make sure that they make the right financial and sporting decisions.