Bayern Munich make RB Leipzig star top target for summer transfer window

Bayern Munich have reportedly identified RB Leipzig's key player as their top target for the summer transfer window.
Bayern Munich make RB Leipzig's Xavi Simons as their top target for summer transfer window.
Bayern Munich make RB Leipzig's Xavi Simons as their top target for summer transfer window. / Luciano Lima/GettyImages

Bayern Munich will be busy in the summer transfer window as they look to bounce back from their worst season in a decade. After losing the Bundesliga title to Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern will look to shake the squad a bit to come back strongly next campaign.

Apart from the goalkeeping area, Die Roten will make changes in every department of the squad. The attacking area of the team needs reinforcement since the Bavarian club is open to listening offers for Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry when the summer transfer window opens in June.

It does look like Rekordmeister have identified their prime target in the attack. According to Sky Sports in Germany, Bayern are interested in signing Xavi Simons. The Dutch attacking midfielder was on loan at RB Leipzig from Paris Saint-Germain. RB Leipzig are also keen on keeping Simons for one more season, while PSG are not interested in selling the 21-year-old forward.

Simons has been in sensational form over the last two seasons. He excelled for PSV Eindhoven for a year before PSG exercised the buy-back clause to bring him back to Paris last summer. The French club loaned Simons out to RB Leipzig after he signed a four-year deal.

In terms of his time at RB Leipzig, Simons scored eight goals and provided 11 assists in 32 Bundesliga appearances. The 21-year-old Dutch international has been one of the best forwards in the Bundesliga this season. He also chipped in with two goals and two assists in eight Champions League appearances for Leipzig. (Stats courtesy: Whoscored)

Xavi Simons operates in the attacking midfield position, but he can also operate in the wide positions. He has immaculate close control, which allows him to dribble past defenders with ease. The Dutch attacker also has a great eye for playing the final pass, making him a good creator in the final third.

Jamal Musiala is the long-term number ten for Bayern. However, Die Roten are probably looking to build a fluid attack where they have players operate in multiple positions. Musiala and Simons can coexist together. Simons will be a shrewd signing if Bayern manage to pull it off for a decent fee.

The defeat against Real Madrid in the Champions League highlighted the need for more quality in the attack. Bayern will look to bring the average age of the forward line down in the summer. Simons ticks all the boxes Die Roten need to strengthen their attack.