The winter transfer window was expected to be quiet for Bayern Munich. However, serious injuries to key players have forced the German club’s hand to look for players in the market. They have already signed Daley Blind on a free transfer while the pursuit of a goalkeeper continues to rumble.
In terms of departure, Bayern was hoping to part ways with Bouna Sarr in January after he recovered from a knee injury. However, the Senegalese defender may look to stay put and play for Die Roten during the second half of the season.
According to FootMercato, Sarr is planning to stay at Bayern for Ruckrunde. His agent told Footmercato that Sarr is eyeing a return to full fitness by the end of January/early February. Sarr has been out on the sidelines for months due to a knee injury.
Foot Mercato also reported that clubs from Ligue 1 and other European leagues have enquired about the availability of Sarr in the winter window. For now, Sarr is planning to return to the field for Bayern and play during the second half of the season.
Unless there is an injury crisis in the full-back position at Bayern, Bouna Sarr will find it difficult to play for Bayern in Ruckrunde. The Senegalese forward has hardly started games since the arrival of Julian Nagelsmann at Die Roten 18 months ago. With several players ahead of him in the pecking order, Sarr will struggle to get meaningful game time in the next few months.
The former Marseille defender has been linked with a move away from Bayern during the last couple of windows. However, there have been no meaningful negotiations over a transfer. After winning the AFCON with Senegal in January 2022, Sarr was hoping to get more playing time at Bayern, but Nagelsmann preferred other players over him in the right-back position.
It has been a disastrous spell at Die Roten for Sarr. Since arriving from Marseille in 2020, he has struggled for regular game time. Injuries and poor form have made sure that Sarr is not able to show his talent in a Bayern shirt. A move away from Die Roten will help Sarr to kick-start his club career.
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Meanwhile, Die Roten is ramping up their efforts to sign Yann Sommer from Borussia Monchengladbach. The Bavarian club doesn’t want to go above €5 million for the Swiss keeper, but Gladbach is reportedly looking for €10 million. The coming few days are likely to be defining in Die Roten’s pursuit of Sommer.