After having already started its envelope for the summer transfer window with the arrivals of Dayot Upamecano and German technician Julian Nagelsmann, Bayern Munich has not planned other big transfers this summer. In the “Bayern Insider” podcast, club president Herbert Hainer confirmed this.
Bayern Munich shouldn’t change much this summer. Also plagued by financial difficulties related to the health crisis, the Bavarian club does not envisage any new big star purchases this summer, club president Herbert Hainer said on Friday. “We are going to add to our squad, we have a young, incredibly strong team with huge potential,” he said in the “Bayern Insider” podcast, “so I don’t worry and I don’t see any ‘obligation for new onerous transfers “.
For now, Bayern has broken the bank for French central defender of Leipzig Dayot Upamecano, who will arrive in the offseason against compensation of 42.5 million. The recruitment of coach Julian Nagelsmann, also of RB Leipzig, is also expected to cost some 25 million, according to local press.
The “Rekordmeister” has also secured the services of a young left-back in the person of Omar Richards, who will arrive free from the English second division club Reading this summer.
A shortfall estimated at 150 million euros
While Bayern has already started its envelope dedicated to the summer transfer window, no other major arrival is expected in Bavaria, unless a big departure. This Friday, ESPN placed Robert Lewandowski in the sights of the two Champions League finalists, Manchester City and Chelsea, as well as PSG.
In the direction of the departures, David Alaba, Jérôme Boateng and Javi Martinez are at the end of their contract and will leave the club freely. Their departures are already recorded and Bayern is about to lose locker room executives. German media have been speculating for months about a sale of French world champion Corentin Tolisso, but he has just returned to training after a serious injury (tendon in the thigh) and has yet to replay.
In the “Bayern Insider” podcast, the Bavarian president indicated that Bayern’s shortfall since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic was estimated at 150 million euros. “Bayern want to have the best squad possible, but the reality is that we must also finance this. It is no secret that the Covid has also hit FC Bayern hard (…) We believe our shortfall of around 150 million euros since March 2020. “