Bayern Munich keeping all options open in transfer window

Hasan Salihamdzic confirms that Bayern Munich are keeping all options in transfer window.(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Hasan Salihamdzic confirms that Bayern Munich are keeping all options in transfer window.(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich completed a major chunk of the transfer business before the end of the last season. Since the final league game of the season, they have brought in Sven Ulreich to replace Alexander Nubel. In the other areas of concern, there is next to no movement as of now.

The German Champions have a good squad now, but they definitely can do with a couple of signings to get better next season. Midfielder, wide player, and right-back are key positions that can be improved. However, Die Roten will have to be clever in terms of addressing those positions.

Ever since the campaign ended, the hierarchy at Die Roten has consistently insisted that there will be no big-money moves. Few reports in Germany have insisted that Rekordmeister will have to sell players to raise funds for new arrivals.

Hasan Salihamidzic once again admitted this week that big deals are looking unlikely for Die Roten. While talking to the club’s website, Salihamidzic admitted that the club is monitoring the market, but he pointed towards low budgets for transfers due to the pandemic.

"“First of all, we have an excellent squad which still has potential and which we’ll continue to develop. But we’ll still keep a very close eye on the transfer market until the end.”“However, we have clear financial limits this summer because of coronavirus and can only move within these limits.”"

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Bayern will have to be creative in the market if they want to address all positions. They can explore the loan market to sign players or else arrange deals that have an obligation to buy next summer. In such types of deals, Die Roten will get good players without adding more stress on the finances. Even dry loans could be handy unless the wages are completely covered for the right player.

Apart from loan deals, Rekordmeister can also explore swap deals. It has been widely reported by German media that Corentin Tolisso could leave this summer, while Niklas Sule is also facing an uncertain future with one year left on his contract. Rekordmeister could include these players in swap deals to offset transfer fees.

Meanwhile, there could be internal solutions for these positions. Christopher Scott is reportedly tipped to be promoted to the first team and fill in the right-back position. In the midfield department, Mickael Cuisance is eager to get a fresh start in Bavaria.

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Julian Nagelsmann will get the idea about players that are competing for a place in the first team from next week. New arrivals Dayot Upamecano, Ulreich, and Omar Richards are also expected to join the pre-season training. It remains to be seen whether these three players will be the only new arrivals by the end of August.