Bayern Munich: Oliver Kahn rules out signing another striker

Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has ruled out signing another striker. (Photo by Stefan Matzke - sampics/Corbis via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has ruled out signing another striker. (Photo by Stefan Matzke - sampics/Corbis via Getty Images) /

There has been significant transfer business done by Bayern Munich during this summer. The Bavarian club has completed deals for five arrivals, while Robert Lewandowski has been the high-profile departure for Rekordmeister. Marc Roca, Niklas Sule, and Corentin Tolisso also permanently left Bavaria this summer.

Bayern has identified the right positions to address this summer. The German Champions have also acted decisively to conclude transfer business as soon as possible. Julian Nagelsmann had four new arrivals during the pre-season tour, which allowed him to get new players to get accustomed to his ideas before the start of the new season.

In the attacking department, Die Roten completed the signing of Mathys Tel this week. The young forward will be part of the first team next season. Tel will most likely be used as a number nine in the first team, but he can also do a job on flanks.

After the departure of Lewandowski, Die Roten has been linked with superstars across Europe. However, the club has gone down the route of getting a young forward and building a much more flexible attacking unit. While talking to Bild during the weekend, Oliver Kahn confirmed that Bayern would not be looking to sign another striker before the end of the transfer window.

"“There’s no discussion. You could see how many opportunities we had going forward, how many different formations we had, how surprising we can be, how many good footballers we have there.”"

Die Roten has been significantly linked with a move for Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo. However, the club chiefs have consistently insisted that the Portuguese forward will not be arriving in Bavaria since he doesn’t fit with the club’s current philosophy.

The first glimpse of a fluid attacking unit at Bayern was seen during the DFL Supercup win against RB Leipzig on Saturday. Julian Nagelsmann has numerous forwards that can operate as a number nine. The scoring duty will be shared equally amongst all forwards instead of relying on one single player to score 40 goals a season.

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Meanwhile, there is still a lot of transfer business likely to take place at Die Roten before the end of the transfer window. The Bavarian club is currently in talks with RB Leipzig to sign Konrad Laimer. They already had two bids rejected for the Austrian midfielder, but another improved offer could unlock this transfer.

In terms of departures, Bouna Sarr and Joshua Zirkzee could leave Die Roten permanently in the coming weeks. There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the future of Benjamin Pavard in the past few days, so he is one of the players that could be on the move.