Bayern Munich is in no rush to appoint new sporting director

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It is going to be a busy summer transfer window for Bayern Munich. The Bavarian club completed deals for Konrad Laimer and Raphael Guerreiro in June. Lucas Hernandez left the club to join PSG, while Napoli’s Kim Min-jae is reportedly closing on a move to Die Roten as the French defender’s replacement.

Bayern decided to part ways with CEO Oliver Kahn and Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic due to disappointing results on and off the pitch. The decision-making for transfers this summer at Die Roten is carried out through the newly formed transfer committee.

After the departures of Kahn and Salihamidzic at the end of the season, Die Roten is relying on new CEO Jan Christian-Dressen, Uli Hoeness, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Herbert Hainer, and Thomas Tuchel to make firm decisions on transfers. Technical Director Marco Neppe is also part of this transfer committee despite uncertainty over his future.

The Bavarian club is yet to appoint a replacement for Salihamidzic. According to Kicker (via iMiaSanMia), Bayern is in no rush to appoint a sporting director this summer. The new transfer committee is working smoothly on player recruitment, so there is no rush to get a new sporting director.

Kicker also insists that Die Roten is looking at two key skillsets in potential sporting director candidates. The person should have high expertise in the international market and also represent the club perfectly in public (TV and media) interviews.

RB Leipzig’s Max Eberl has been heavily linked with Die Roten. He is expected to stay at RB Leipzig during the current transfer window, so any move is likely to take place during the season. For now, the Bavarian club is focusing on getting the squad ready for Thomas Tuchel.

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Bayern is currently looking to strengthen the attack by signing Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur. The English club has rejected Die Roten’s second bid for Kane. It remains to be seen if Rekordmeister will return with an improved third bid for the English striker. The transfer committee’s biggest challenge is to convince Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to sell Kane this summer.

Apart from Kane, Die Roten is also looking to sign Kyle Walker from Manchester City. Benjamin Pavard is expected to leave Munich during this window. Tuchel and Bayern also want to sign a number six. It has been a decent start to the transfer window, but there is a lot of work to be done for the transfer committee in the next six weeks.