FC Bayern has recently been closely associated with a commitment by Andreas Christensen from Chelsea. According to reports, the Munich team, together with FC Barcelona, are currently in pole position in the competition for the Dane. According to current reports, Bayern’s chances of signing have increased significantly.
As a free transfer player with international experience and a Bundesliga past, Christensen fits perfectly into Bayern’s prey scheme. The 25-year-old central defender is being traded as a potential successor to Niklas Süle should he leave the club in the summer. But even if Süle stays, the defender is still an option, as “Sport BILD” recently reported.
In addition to Bayern, FC Barcelona is said to have a specific interest. The Catalans are also looking for a successor to old star Gerard Pique, who at almost 35 is no longer the youngest. The problem: Barça can’t afford Christensen.
Christensen signing causes problems for Barcelona
As the “Mundo Deportivo” reports, those responsible in Barcelona have big concerns about Christensen. Reason: Even if the Danish national player does not cost a fee, the player side demands a bonus. A concrete sum is not yet known, but according to “Mundo Deportivo” Barça is not willing and able to pay too high a signing fee for the Dane. Even if the Blaugrana have not given up hope in the matter of Christensen, a signing Barça internally classified as “very difficult”.
Should the Catalans withdraw from the transfer poker game, Bayern’s chances would increase significantly. Also because Christensen probably excludes a change within the Premier League. According to “Sport BILD” information, however, FCB is not pushing for a quick decision and would like to wait and see for the coming weeks, presumably also to see how the contract talks with Süle continue.