Things have gone from bad to worse for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga over the last three weeks. After registering three draws in a row, Die Roten suffered defeat against Augsburg last weekend. They have been without a win in four consecutive league games for the first time since 2001.
The performances from Die Roten during this poor run of results have observed a downward trend. Defense has been conceding poor goals, while the midfield is struggling to dictate the tempo of the match to stop it being from end to end game. They enjoyed great efficiency in the final third at the start of the season, but players are now missing chances.
Since Bayern is currently struggling to finish chances, the debate around a lack of number nine has emerged. The departure of Robert Lewandowski was always going to affect the team, but the first three games did suggest that a fluid front four can score enough goals.
Die Roten is not known for making panic moves in the transfer market, so they are unlikely to spend big in January for a striker. According to Sky Sports Germany, Bayern has no plans to sign a number nine in the winter transfer window.
The Bavarian club rarely does business in the winter market unless they are agreeing to pre-contract agreements with players that will be free agents in the following summer. In the current market, there is a lack of top-class strikers. Getting one of those rare quality strikers in the winter window is near impossible.
The German media has consistently reported that Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is the top target for Die Roten in the next summer transfer window. Rekordmeister has reportedly held talks with the striker’s agent, but a move for him in January is impossible. Spurs are expected to reject bids for him midway through the season.
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After spending heavily in summer, the winter window is likely to be quiet for Bayern. They currently have a good enough squad to see out the current campaign. Julian Nagelsmann needs to find the ideal system that will extract quality collective and individual performances.
In the best possible scenario, they agree to a contract for RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer. He was expected to join in the summer, but Leipzig rejected three bids from Die Roten. The Austrian midfielder will now arrive on a free transfer next summer. He may end up signing a pre-contract agreement just like Robert Lewandowski, Leon Goretzka, and Alexander Nubel had done in the past.