The focus will switch to club football in a fortnight as World Cup comes to an end next Sunday. Bayern Munich is not expected to play again this year, but preparations for Ruckrunde will begin at the start of January. However, players that have not been to World Cup are training at Sabner Strasse. The Bavarian club got a positive update on the fitness of one player this week.
Bouna Sarr started running on the grass after recovering from a knee injury. The Senegalese defender has been struggling with a persistent knee issue since the start of the season. He eventually underwent surgery to fix the issue and missed the World Cup in Qatar.
The 30-year-old right-back is expected to be training with the first team when all players report at Sabner Strasse next month. It remains to be seen how long the Senegalese defender will need to be match-fit.
Sarr doesn’t feature in the long-term plans of Julian Nagelsmann and Bayern. The former Marseille defender has struggled for playing time under the German coach in the last 18 months. Die Roten was ready to part ways with him in the last two summer transfer windows, but Sarr decided to stay put and fight for a place in the team.
After winning the AFCON with Senegal in January, Bouna Sarr hoped to kick on at Bayern. Consistent injury problems and several other options in the right-back position ensured Sarr failed to get regular playing time. Moreover, Die Roten added more quality in this position by signing Noussair Mazraoui from Ajax in the summer.
Bayern is ready to part ways with Sarr in January. The former Marseille defender is also likely to seek a move in the winter window to bring his career back on track after a frustrating time in Bavaria. Returning to training is a big boost for both Die Roten and Bouna Sarr in the hope of sorting out a transfer in January.
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Meanwhile, Bayern is not expected to be busy in January when it comes to strengthening the squad. The record Bundesliga champions are expected to spend big on a striker in the summer. Spurs forward Harry Kane is reportedly the top target for the Bavarian club. Die Roten could end up announcing a deal for RB Leipzig’s Konrad Laimer in January. The Austrian midfielder reportedly has a verbal agreement with Die Roten to join on a free transfer at the end of the season.