Can Bayern Munich pull off Julian Nagelsmann’s dream transfers?

Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann recently revealed his two dream transfer targets. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann recently revealed his two dream transfer targets. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

The madness of the summer transfer window is just two months away. With the effects of the pandemic fading away, top clubs in Europe are likely to spend heavily in the market. Bayern Munich remains cautious about going in the market as they continue to focus on doing efficient business.

Earlier this week, Julian Nagelsmann revealed a list of two players that he would like to work with at Bayern. In the interview with Amazon Prime (via Goal), Nagelsmann insisted that Kylian Mbappe and Frenkie De Jong are the two players that would be dream transfers for him. He did insist that both players are beyond the club’s financial abilities.

Bayern is one of the biggest clubs in Europe, so are these two players really out of the club’s reach? Let’s look at the possible numbers that Die Roten will have to pay for signing these two young talents.

As things stand, Mbappe is set to become a free agent in the summer transfer window. The French forward is yet to sign a new deal with the French club. According to several reports, he currently earns £22 million/year at PSG. The Paris-based club is reportedly ready to offer him a salary close to £1 million/week in the new deal.

The wage demands of Mbappe are astronomical, and they will surely shatter the wage structure at Bayern. He will straightaway become the highest earner in the squad. Lewandowski is currently the top earner at Die Roten with £329k per week. It will take an incredible financial package to convince Mbappe to move to Bavaria. He can definitely become the long-term replacement of Robert Lewandowski at the expense of a damaging impact on the club’s wage structure.

Ideally, Frenkie De Jong should be a much more realistic signing for Rekordmeister, but his wages are also significant at Barcelona. According to Marca, De Jong earns close $350k per week. The Dutch midfielder will look for a similar salary, so he will also have a very adverse impact on the wage structure. Moreover, Barcelona will ask for a monumental fee for the Dutch midfielder since his current deal expires in 2026. The Spanish club paid a fee in excess of €70 million to sign him from Ajax two years ago.

Bayern will significantly improve by signing these two players. However, they have always done deals that don’t have a long-term negative impact on the club’s finances. The two deals will set the precedence for various contract renewals, which will add more financial instability.

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For now, signing these two players for Bayern is only possible on FIFA or PES. In reality, the Bavarian club will continue to convert good talents into star players. For the upcoming window, Nagelsmann will have two top talents from Ajax in the first team as Die Roten is closing on deals for Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazraoui.