Bayern Munich not focussing on signing a winger

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 transfer window has been quiet for Bayern Munich as they are relying on the majority of last season’s squad to compete on all fronts. Earlier this summer, few reports suggested that a wide player might arrive in this window. Sky Sports in Germany also revealed that two Eredivisie wingers are attracting interest from the German Champions.

However, SportBild has poured cold water on these reports. According to the German outlet, Ajax winger Antony is not the priority transfer target for Die Roten. This report insists that Bayern may move for a winger if Kingsley Coman leaves this summer.

The French winger has reportedly reached an impasse in negotiations with the club. There has been intense speculation surrounding his future with top English clubs linked with the winger. As things stand, it will be a huge surprise if Coman ends up leaving the club.

Apart from Antony, Rekordmeister have also been linked with PSV Eindhoven’s Cody Gakpo. Both wingers have been valued at €30 million or so, making it difficult for Die Roten to sign them this summer unless there are significant departures.

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Coman currently has two years left on his contract, so the next 12 months are crucial for the club in terms of keeping him in Bavaria. The German club may have to reluctantly listen to offers for the 24-year-old winger next if his contract situation. In such a scenario, Die Roten will have to look for replacements for the French international.

Former Bayern midfielder Dieter Hamann told SportBild that Coman should be put on the market if his wage demands are excessive. Hamann’s point of view makes sense, but selling players this summer is difficult as clubs are struggling due to the pandemic. The German Champions will have to hope that Coman can be convinced in the next 12 months.

Musiala may fill in as a winger for Bayern Munich

Die Roten had added a fourth winger to the squad last summer by getting Douglas Costa on a simple loan deal from Juventus. The Brazilian failed to shine in Bavaria and returned to Italy at the end of the season before sealing a loan move to Gremio.

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Rekordmeister still needs a fourth wide player, but they have an alternative solution in the current squad. Jamal Musiala enjoyed a breakthrough campaign in Bavaria last season. The German attacking midfielder excels in central positions, but he could do a job in wide areas. Musiala will get better next season, which will allow Die Roten to be fine without adding a winger this summer.