With Manuel Neuer still working his way back from a serious injury and Suiss stopper Yann Sommer tipped for an exit, Bayern Munich is intent on bringing in a new goalkeeper, ideally before the DFL-Supercup against RB Leipzig on the 12th of August. Today they’ve been linked with FC Copenhagen keeper Kamil Grabara.
According to Relevo’s Matteo Moretto, Bayern has enquired about Kamil Grabara. They face stiff competition from several European clubs. Bayern have repeatedly been linked with David Raya this summer, but the Brentford keeper has over the last 24 hours been linked with a move across London to Arsenal.
Grabara is a highly regarded prospect in Polish football and stands at a towering 6’5, offering a dominating presence between the sticks. He signed for Liverpool back in 2016 from his youth team Ruch Chorzow for just €290k, which shows that he’s been highly touted since the beginning.
Despite only leaving Liverpool permanently in 2021, Grabara failed to make a single appearance for the Anfield club. Instead, he spent much of his time out on loan. AGF in Denmark was his first stop in 2019, followed by a year in England with Huddersfield. He went back to AGF for the 2020-21 season before finally sealing a move to FC Copenhagen for €3.5 million.
Grabara is coming off a superb season where he kept 12 clean sheets in 32 appearances. During the 2021/22 season, he performed even better, keeping 23 clean sheets in 44 appearances.
One can understand why Thomas Tuchel and Bayern are interested in the services of Grabara. At just 25 years old his best years are likely ahead of him and unlike David Raya who will cost well over €20 million if he moves this summer, the Copenhagen man should cost considerably less with Transfermarkt putting his value around the €5 million mark.
Grabara is considered a good all-around keeper. His height allows him to command his box, and his length gives him excellent reach in terms of shot-stopping. He’s also very comfortable playing out with the ball at his feet, something he’s improved on since arriving in Copenhagen.
Several teams interested in Grabara’s signature
When you have a player who’s performed so well over multiple seasons, there is bound to be interest from other clubs.
According to the report, Italian sides Fiorentina and Juventus are interested in securing his signature, alongside interest from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.
Once Neuer returns to full fitness following a broken leg courtesy of a skiing accident, he’ll man the #1 shirt for Die Roten, but at 37 years old you have to wonder how many years the great man has left.
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A lot of teams will be able to sell Grabara on instant playing time, but getting the chance to learn under one of the greatest goalkeepers to ever play the game is a unique selling point for Bayern. It’s unclear if this interest will turn into a concrete offer, but it’s certainly worth monitoring.