The coming months will see Bayern Munich identifying key targets to strengthen the attack in the summer transfer window. The Bavarian club has been consistently linked with top strikers in the past few months, and more forwards are expected to be linked until they sign one in the summer.
The latest forward linked with a move to Bavaria is Germany’s latest hero at the World Cup- Niclas Fullkrug. According to SportBuzzer, Die Roten is weighing up a move for the German forward amidst the uncertainty over the future of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
The report from SportBuzzer insists that contract negotiations with Choupo-Moting are likely to be complex. The Cameroon international will look for a longer deal to extend his stay in Bavaria beyond this season. However, Rekordmeister has generally handed one-year deals to players above the age of 30.
Fullkrug could end up becoming a replacement for Choupo-Moting if the report from SportBuzzer is to be believed. The German forward has scored ten goals for Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga this season. His good form at the club level led to his inclusion in the World Cup squad for Germany. The 29-year-old striker came off the bench on Saturday against Spain to score the crucial equalizer for Germany.
SportBuzzer insists that Bremen may part ways with Fullkrug if an offer of above €10 million arrives in the coming transfer windows. The German striker’s current contract at Bremen expires in 2025. Considering his good run of form and the club’s need for money, Bremen will be open to selling Fullkrug.
Fullkrug is a traditional number nine, who can become the focal point of the attack. He can become a target man and hold the ball up to bring other forwards into play. The German striker is also a good finisher from open play and set pieces.
In an ideal scenario, Fullkrug is a perfect number two striker in a quality squad. He would be a sensible signing for Bayern if Choupo-Moting ends up leaving the club in the summer. Considering how Choupo-Moting has done in the Bavarian shirt over the last three seasons, Die Roten will look to renew his deal.
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It does look certain that signing a world-class forward is a priority in the summer transfer window. They will look to resolve the situation of the backup striker in the coming months before going all in for a top-quality forward at the end of the season. Fullkrug may arrive in the summer if there is no breakthrough in negotiations with Choupo-Moting before the end of the campaign.