Bayern fans are starting to have to worry about the future of defense at the record champions…
Niklas Süle (26) is leaving after the season and is going to Dortmund on a free transfer. A change that caused a lot of excitement internally and externally. After all, the national player is currently the chief of defense at Bayern and is the only one who shows constant form.
Bayern urgently needs a replacement – but now the top candidate is also dropping out!
Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen (25) is drawn to FC Barcelona, as reported by several Spanish media. According to “Sport”, he should have already completed part of the medical check. Completion could be announced as early as this week.
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Niklas Süle changes to BVBPhoto: MIS
A sticking point why the free transfer Christensen moves to Spain instead of Bayern: the salary. At Barça, the Dane should get at least 6 million net. A sum that Bavaria was probably not willing to pay. Even with Süle, the extension negotiations failed (also) because of the salary. Many fans are surprised about this, after all, a number of Bayern stars earn significantly more…
Christensen wasn’t too interested in a Bayern change either: According to SPORT BILD information, the record champions had dared to make a move and lodged a lasting interest with the Dane’s agency. However, Christensen himself had rejected direct talks, leaving the work to his advisors.
Bayern’s problem: Because the other defense stars Upamecano, Pavard, Hernandez and Nianzou are not speakers and leaders, you actually need a real new defense chief. But it’s hard to find.
Candidates like Freiburg’s Nico Schlotterbeck (22) or Gleison Bremer (24/FC Turin) still lack experience, and both would cost around 15-20 million. However, the salary would be cheaper than other candidates.
The chances of Matthias Ginter (28) have increased significantly, although he was not considered the favorite of the Bayern management for a long time. The Gladbacher is free of charge, has the experience and routine as a long-time defender of Borussia. He also knows the Bayern internationals very well from the DFB team and doesn’t need a long period of getting used to.
One thing is clear: Bayern should start getting serious about the future of their defense…