Bayern Munich inquire about Sassuolo full-back

Bayern Munich has reportedly inquired about Sassuolo full-back Mert Muldur. (Photo by Giampiero Sposito/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich has reportedly inquired about Sassuolo full-back Mert Muldur. (Photo by Giampiero Sposito/Getty Images) /

The last 24 hours have further strengthened the case of Bayern Munich looking to add a new right-back to the squad. The German Champions have been looking to add more quality in this position for two summers in a row. The latest report suggests that Die Roten has turned attention to Serie A to address this position.

According to Sky Sports (via iMiaSanMia), Die Roten has inquired about Sassuolo’s young right-back Mert Muldur. The 22-year-old full-back currently has three years left on his contract, so the Italian club could demand a significant fee if Rekordmeister makes their interest concrete.

Muldur enjoyed a lot of playing time for the Italian side in Serie A last season. He featured in 28 games with 18 starts for Sassuolo, which shows his importance to the team that finished eighth in the points table. However, the Turkish full-back didn’t register an assist or scored a goal for the Italian team last season. (Stats courtesy: Whoscored)

Meanwhile, Sky Sports has also confirmed that Rekordmeister has indeed approached Barcelona for one of their three full-backs. The Spanish media claimed that Die Roten is eager to sign Sergino Dest, but they also hold interest in Sergi Roberto and Emerson Royal.

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The efforts of the German club to sign a new right-back do spell bad news for Bouna Sarr. The French full-back endured a difficult debut season after arriving from Marseille at the end of last summer’s transfer window. Sarr struggled with injuries in the first half of the season, while Flick didn’t trust enough to give him a run when he was available.

The German reports confirmed last week that Sarr is one of the five players that Die Roten is looking to cash in this summer. Bayern will have to find a buyer for Sarr before sanctioning a deal for a new right-back. Sarr did feature in the first pre-season game against FC Koln on Saturday, but it will be a big surprise if he is at the club by the time Bundesliga begins in mid-August.

Along with parting ways with Sarr to make space for a new right-back, Die Roten has to make sure that they find an economically feasible solution to address this position. Sassuolo will demand a big fee for Muldur, but Barcelona could be open to loan deals since they need to trim the wage bill.

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Nevertheless, the next few weeks will be interesting as Rekordmeister looks to add a couple of players to the squad. The German Champions have suffered big losses, so there will be no star signings. This is not exactly bad news since the current team needs a couple of functional players rather than stars.