Bayern Munich attentive to Wilfried Zaha’s situation at Crystal Palace

Bayern Munich is reportedly monitoring the situation of Wilfried Zaha. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich is reportedly monitoring the situation of Wilfried Zaha. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images) /

The upcoming summer transfer window will likely see Bayern Munich dip into the transfer window to strengthen the attack. The Bavarian club needs a proven goalscorer that can be a nuisance for center-backs and become the focal point of the attack.

The next couple of months will see Bayern linked with several forwards. Since premium quality strikers will be expensive in the summer, Die Roten is also likely to keep an eye on versatile forwards that will be available for a free transfer in the summer transfer window.

According to Footmercato, Bayern is closely following the situation of Wilfried Zaha at Crystal Palace. The Ivory Coast forward will become a free agent at the end of the season. Along with Die Roten, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, and Monaco are also interested in Zaha. The 30-year-old forward has also attracted interest from Saudi Arabia, but he prefers playing for a club in the Champions League.

Zaha has been a consistent player for Palace in the Premier League for numerous years. He primarily plays on the left flank but can be deployed as a center forward in a 4-4-2 system. Dribbling and hold-up play are major strengths of Zaha, which helps him in scoring or creating space for other forwards in the final third.

Bayern currently has several options in the wide positions, so signing Zaha will not make sense. Unless the Bavarian club parts with someone like Serge Gnabry, Zaha may not seal a move to Bavaria when the transfer window opens in June.

Thomas Tuchel and Die Roten will be better served by getting a more natural striker instead of signing Zaha. If they want a cheaper option, they can look to sign Marcus Thuram on a free transfer. He is not going to sign a new contract at Borussia Monchengladbach. The French forward has been previously linked with a move to Bavaria. He would be a much better fit for Rekordmeister than Zaha.

Moreover, Zaha will be 31 next season, so offering him a long-term deal is not the wisest move. Die Roten needs a young forward in the summer that can lead the attack for a long time as Robert Lewandowski did in the last eight months. The only short-term signing that will make sense for Die Roten in the number nine role is Harry Kane due to his numbers over the past few seasons. In an ideal scenario, Bayern signs a young number nine that can be part of the club’s long-term project.

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The current squad already has an experienced striker in the form of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. The Cameroon international will complement the young striker perfectly, easing the pressure in the debut campaign. After the setback against Manchester City, Bayern will aggressively look for ways to improve the squad in the summer, and signing a number nine may become a priority.