Bayern Munich: Work on incomings complete for the summer

Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn hints at completion of transfer business for the summer. (Photo by Markus Gilliar - GES Sportfoto/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn hints at completion of transfer business for the summer. (Photo by Markus Gilliar - GES Sportfoto/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich has been one of the busiest clubs in the transfer market this summer. The Bavarian club has spent heavily to improve the squad that struggled in the cup competitions last summer. Bayern Munich has signed five players this summer to strengthen the squad.

Die Roten has been proactive this summer when it comes to transfers. They moved quickly to seal the signing of Sadio Mane in June once they got the green light from the Senegalese forward’s agents. Deals for Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazraoui were sealed at the end of last season.

Rekordmeister also swiftly concluded negotiations with Juventus to sign Matthijs de Ligt. The defending Bundesliga champions didn’t wait long once the player agreed personal terms. Meanwhile, Mathys Tel arrived at Die Roten once Robert Lewandowski’s move to Barcelona was finalised.

After completing five deals before the start of the season, Die Roten was not expected to make significant additions in the remainder of the transfer window. The Bavarian club is interested in signing Konrad Laimer from RB Leipzig, but the transfer is unlikely to materialise. After the win against Wolfsburg on Sunday, Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn told AZ that business for the summer is done.

"“The transfer list is still a bit open, but overall we’re done”"

Laimer had emerged as a potential option to bolster midfield at the start of the transfer window. The Austrian midfielder has reportedly agreed personal terms with Die Roten, but Leipzig has rejected two bids from the Bavarian club. Laimer may still end up joining Bayern next summer on a free transfer.

Apart from Laimer, Bayern had all bases covered in the squad. There was a debate around signing a cover for Alphonso Davies since Omar Richards left the club to join Nottingham Forest. However, Die Roten has reportedly decided to use Lucas Hernandez as an option in the left-back position this season when Davies needs a rest.

The good start to the season highlights the good work done by Hasan Salihamidzic this summer. He is likely to get a new deal later this year after successfully navigating through the transfer window. Julian Nagelsmann also got the desired profiles to fine-tune the team’s approach in games this season.

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Bayern is still expected to be busy in the market to facilitate deals for departures. Tanguy Nianzou, Joshua Zirkzee, and Bouna Sarr are expected to leave Bavaria before the end of the window. They are unlikely to get adequate playing time at Die Roten, so a move away from Bavaria will benefit them.