Bayern Munich turn attention to contract renewals of attackers

Serge Gnabry is reportedly in line for new contract at Bayern Munich. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Serge Gnabry is reportedly in line for new contract at Bayern Munich. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) /

Along with doing transfer business during the summer transfer window, Bayern Munich has also focused on renewing the contracts of key players in the squad. Joshua Kimmich has already signed a new contract, while Leon Goretzka has also reportedly reached an agreement with the German club. After these two renewals, the focus will shift on the future of attacking players in the squad.

Earlier this week, Sport1 reported that there had been initial talks between Serge Gnabry and Bayern regarding a new contract. The German winger currently has less than two years left on his contract, so this is the right time for Die Roten to initiate talks to secure his long-term future.

While talking to the same publication this week, Gnabry didn’t give away much about his future at the club. The German winger did admit that he is completely content with life in Bavaria, but there is still some time left on his deal.

Gnabry has been a key player for Rekordmeister ever since arriving from Werder Bremen in 2017. After one season out on loan to Hoffenheim for one season, it has been an upward trajectory for the German winger. It is a no-brainer for Die Roten to extend his contract as he is set to enter the peak years of his career.

More from Bayern Strikes

Contract extension of Kingsley Coman is much trickier for Bayern

Along with Gnabry, Die Roten also needs to extend the contract of Kingsley Coman. His contract also comes to an end in 2023. The negotiations with Coman will be much more difficult compared to Gnabry. The French winger has reportedly rejected the first contract offer submitted by Die Roten and wants a much bigger wage packager.

Earlier in summer, few reports in Germany and Europe hinted that Coman is ready to leave the club. However, the German Champions had reportedly slapped a price tag of €100 million, making it difficult for interested clubs to begin negotiations. Die Roten has less than 12 months to agree to a new deal with Coman. If he doesn’t sign a new deal until next summer, then the German club may have to cash in and buy a new wide player.

Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski is also reportedly waiting for a new contract offer from Rekordmeister. The prolific goalscorer’s contract also expires at the end of the 2022/23 campaign. Lewandowski has been fundamental for the club’s success in the last few years, so a new deal is a no-brainer, but Die Roten will have to factor in his age as he turns 34 next season.

dark. Next. Bayern Munich made most out of difficult transfer window

The next 12 months are crucial for Rekordmeister in terms of the long-term future of key attacking players. Along with these three forwards, the future of Niklas Sule also needs sorting. The German defender is making a good case for a new deal after making a strong start to the new campaign.