Bayern Munich chief wants contract extension for Hasan Salihamidzic

Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer wants new deal for Hasan Salihamidzic.(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer wants new deal for Hasan Salihamidzic.(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

It has been an eventful transfer window for Bayern Munich. After restraining big spending in the last two years due to the pandemic, Die Roten has been one of the biggest spenders of the window until now. Apart from the goalkeeping department, Bayern has strengthened all departments of the squad.

Noussair Mazraoui was the first signing to arrive from Ajax after the end of the season. The Moroccan defender will be the attacking right-back for Die Roten. Meanwhile, Ryan Gravenberch followed Mazraoui from Ajax to Die Roten. The Dutch international will add more quality to the midfield.

Rekordmeister also managed to add a world-class attacking player before the start of pre-season training. They quickly concluded negotiations with Liverpool for the signing of Sadio Mane. The fourth signing from Rekordmeister was Matthijs de Ligt. The Dutch center-back arrived from Juventus earlier this week for €80 million.

Bayern’s sporting director-Hasan Salihamidzic came into this window with a lot of scrutiny after some poor transfers done by the club in the past couple of summer transfer windows. The former Bayern midfielder has silenced his critics by doing stellar work this summer. While talking to AZ, Bayern president Herbert Hainer praised Salihamidzic and backed him to get a contract renewal. Salihamidzic’s current deal is set to expire in 2023.

"“Hasan and his team have so far achieved all the goals that we had formulated together, so he gets grade 1 for this window.”“We said we’d finish the transfer period and then sit down and talk about the future. I wish Hasan would continue. He’s definitely working with heart and soul for FC Bayern. I’m really pleased that he’s now getting praise after years of unfair treatment.”"

Along with signing quality players, Hasan Salihamidzic has also done well in getting transfer fees for players that left the club. Robert Lewandowski had only one year left on his contract. The Polish striker will turn 34 next month, so Die Roten did well to get €50 million for him.

Bayern has also managed to get reasonable transfer fees for Marc Roca, Omar Richards, and Chris Richards. The departures of these fringe players and Lewandowski will help in balancing the books for Die Roten. Salihamidzic also managed to successfully conclude negotiations with Serge Gnabry for a contract renewal.

Even if the transfer window ends tomorrow, Hasan Salihamidzic should get plaudits for the work this summer. He is more than likely to accept the contract offer. Sky Sports in Germany has also confirmed that talks with Hasan Salihamidzic will take place after the end of the transfer window.

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After having a few difficult years in the Sporting Director role, this summer could be a turning point for Salihamidzic. Bayern is still not done in this window. They are likely to part ways with a few more fringe players while negotiations continue with RB Leipzig and Rennes for Konrad Laimer and Mattys Tel, respectively. Despite losing Lewandowski this summer, Bayern and Salihamidzic have made sure that the squad will be significantly stronger next season.