Bayern Munich: Three alternatives for Joao Palhinha

Three potential alternatives for Bayern Munich in the holding midfield position if they fail to reach an agreement with Fulham for Joao Palhinha.
Three alternatives for Bayern Munich to strengthen midfield.
Three alternatives for Bayern Munich to strengthen midfield. / Sebastian Widmann/GettyImages
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Morten Hjulmand

Morten Hjulmand was one of the most impressive midfielders in Serie A during the 2022/23 season. Sporting Lisbon snapped him up before other European clubs made a move for him. After an outstanding debut season in Portugal, Hjulmand is one of the most sought-after defensive midfielders in Europe this summer.

If Bayern are ready to break the bank for this position, Hjulmand can be their target. The Danish midfielder is defensively robust and efficient on the ball. He also has good accuracy for long shots, making him a goal threat from outside the box.

Like Ugarte, Hjulmand will be a long-term midfield solution for Bayern. Sporting will want a fee of more than €50 million for the Danish midfielder. His transfer fee will rise if he continues to deliver good performances for Denmark at the Euros. Hjulmand scored a crucial goal for Denmark in their second game of Group C against England.