Bayern Munich keeping tabs on young French midfielder

Bayern Munich interested in young French midfielder. (Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich interested in young French midfielder. (Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich already has a deal in place to improve the midfield department of the squad in the summer. The Bavarian club has reportedly reached a verbal agreement with RB Leipzig’s Konrad Laimer. The Austrian midfielder will join Bayern once his deal with Leipzig expires at the end of June.

Marcel Sabitzer will likely make space for Laimer in the first team. The 28-year-old midfielder is expected to leave Die Roten in the summer. He is currently on loan at Manchester United. After a strong start to life in Premier League, Sabitzer may look to play in England on a long-term basis.

Die Roten is unlikely to sign more senior midfielders after the arrival of Laimer unless there is another big departure. Liverpool is showing interest in Ryan Gravenberch, but the Bavarian club will be eager to keep him despite a difficult debut campaign for the Dutch midfielder.

More midfield signings for Bayern are looking unlikely, but they will look to add more midfield talent to youth teams. The Bavarian club is keeping track of several top talents across the globe that can eventually become a part of the season.

According to Footmercato, Bayern is keenly following the progress of France U20 midfielder Andy Diouf. The French midfielder is currently on loan at FC Basel from Rennes. The Swiss club does have the option to buy him in the summer, but several Bundesliga clubs are showing strong interest in him.

Diouf has been playing regularly for FC Basel this season, accumulating 28 appearances across all competitions. He is a progressive passer and also has good ball-carrying abilities, making him a very good box-to-box midfielder.

A move to Bayern will see Diouf playing with the reserves team, so it will be a downgrade since he is already playing at the senior level for FC Basel. Moreover, he has also got exposure to European football as he featured in Europa Conference League this season. If Die Roten plans to loan him back to FC Basel or any other half-decent side, then a transfer to Bavaria makes sense for Diouf.

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Bayern has certainly become an attractive option for young players in the past few seasons. They have always been a successful club on the pitch, but the successful integration of Alphonso Davies, Josip Stanisic, and Jamal Musiala into the senior team gives hope to other young talented players to make it big in Bavaria. Diouf will also look to get a concrete pathway in the senior team if Bayern comes for him in the summer.