Max Eberl tasked with maintaining balance in summer transfers at Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have sanctioned a significant transfer budget for the summer, but Max Eberl needs to balance the books to strengthen the squad.
Max Eberl tasked with maintaining balance in summer transfers at Bayern Munich.
Max Eberl tasked with maintaining balance in summer transfers at Bayern Munich. / Christina Pahnke - sampics/GettyImages

Bayern Munich have been busy in the early part of the summer transfer window. The Bavarian club wants to make several changes in the squad after a disappointing season. Bayern have completed deals for Hiroki Ito and Michael Olise, while a deal for Joao Palhinha is close to conclusion.

The record Bundesliga champions are also negotiating with Bayer Leverkusen for Jonathan Tah. Bayern are also talking to PSG for Xavi Simons. Die Roten want to sign the Dutch attacking midfielder on a loan deal with an obligation to buy next summer.

Bayern will end up spending more than €150 million if they end up signing abovementioned players. It will be a significant outlay for one summer. The club chiefs are ready to sanction such type of spending provided director of sport, Max Eberl, meets one condition.

According to SportBild last week (via iMiaSanMia), Bayern’s supervisory board is ready to spend €200 million on incomings this summer, provided Max Eberl manages to raise close to €100 million from player sales.

Rekordmeister did a fine job last summer by having a positive net spent despite signing Harry Kane for €100 million from Tottenham Hotspur. Eberl will look to facilitate the departures of senior players once the Euros are over. The Bavarian club has several players who could be sold this summer to fund the squad overhaul.

In the defense, Bayern are already holding talks with Manchester United for the sale of Matthijs de Ligt. Die Roten are looking to get a fee worth €50 million plus bonuses for the Dutch defender. De Ligt is open to joining Manchester United. A transfer is likely to be sorted quickly after the Euros. Rekordmeister are also open to selling Dayot Upamecano and Noussair Mazraoui this summer.

Bayern are ready to part ways with Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka. They are looking to build the midfield around Aleksandar Pavlovic, with Joao Palhinha in the defensive midfield position. Goretzka is eager to stay at Bayern, while Kimmich will hold talks with Die Roten in the coming days.

The Bavarian club is also open to selling Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry this summer. Coman is open to the idea of leaving Bavaria, but Gnabry wants to stay in Munich. The arrival of new forwards will accelerate the departures of Coman and Gnabry since they will not get assurances over game time.

Eberl should meet the financial conditions put forward by the supervisory board. If he manages to sell three senior players, Bayern will be able to balance the books and have a successful summer transfer window.