It is no secret that Bayern Munich is looking to improve options in the right-back position for the second summer in a row. The German Champions is yet to open talks for a new wing-back, but reports from Spain confirm work being done on this position.
According to RAC1(via Sport), Die Roten has approached Barcelona to sign a right-back. The Spanish club currently has three right-backs in the current squad- Sergino Dest, Sergi Roberto, and Emerson Royal. Sport confirmed that Dest is the preferred right-back for the German Champions.
Dest was the primary target for the German club last summer. However, Barcelona moved quickly and reached an agreement with Ajax to sign the young right-back. Since the Spanish club is currently in a financial mess, Die Roten may look to take advantage and sign Dest.
Before signing a new right-back, the German Champions will have to first find a way to part ways with Bouna Sarr. The French full-back arrived in the final days of the last summer transfer window. He struggled with injuries and form during his debut season. Sarr is reportedly one of the five players Rekordmeister is looking to offload this summer.
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The murmurs in the German media have hinted that Julian Nagelsmann might implement a system of three-man defense at Die Roten. In such a scenario, having a strong and attacking right-back/wing-back is essential for Nagelsmann. Benjamin Pavard is a solid right-back, but he might not have a big impact in the wing-back position.
Apart from transfers, Christopher Scott has also been tipped as an internal solution for this position. The youngster has been training with the first team during the pre-season. If Rekordmeister doesn’t sign a wing-back this summer, Scott could have a big role to play next season.
Meanwhile, TZ in Germany is reporting that there are no imminent arrivals at Die Roten. The German club is not extensively working on any deals, but they are keeping a close eye on the situation in the market. If a target is available at a decent price or a long-term injury takes place, then Rekordmeister may make a move.
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Until now, Die Roten has confirmed the signings of Dayot Upamecano, Omar Richards, and Sven Ulreich. The French center-back arrived for a big fee from RB Leipzig, while Richards and Ulreich are free transfers. The club president, Herbert Hainer, has already admitted that losses worth €150 million have been recorded due to the pandemic in the last 18 months.