Bouna Sarr’s sporting perspective at Bayern is also limited under Julian Nagelsmann. A timely departure of the French right-back is unlikely, however.
July 17, 2021. A special day in Bouna Sarr’s career. The day on which Julian Nagelsmann pressed the captain’s armband into his hand during the half-time break of the preparatory game between FC Bayern and 1. FC Köln. Not to reward him for his achievements in his first year with the German record champions. The homage to Sarr was due to the fact that in the absence of all regular players there was no more experienced player on the score sheet than the 29-year-old Frenchman.
The people in charge of Munich still had a bit of hope at this point that the eight million euro transfer flop from Marseille could show under the new coach Nagelsmann what he could never show under his predecessor Hansi Flick: Tactical understanding, coupled with defensive stability and Move forward in the game.
FC Bayern: Nagelsmann with clear statements about Sarr
Five weeks later it is clear that Nagelsmann Sarr cannot make Bayern suitable either. In addition to Benjamin Pavard (25), who was placed in the back on the right, Josip Stanisic (21), who was born in Lyon, has now overtaken the native of Lyon. And so it was anything but surprising when Nagelsmann made clear statements about Sarr’s development at the press conference before the cup game at Bremer SV on Wednesday (from 8.15 p.m. in LIVETICKER).
“Bouna,” said the 34-year-old, “had a little trouble adapting to the start of the preparation. Also partly to the new position that he has to find.” The reservist is now making progress, but it is “difficult for him to keep the performance stable on the pitch.” Nagelsmann’s demand: “He has to develop further and take over the things that I want from him.”
Good salary at Bayern: Sarr does not want to change
Feedback that sounds like it was directed at a youth player. Sarr will be 30 in January. It is currently very likely that he will spend this birthday in Munich. Nagelsmann has basically seen enough and the bosses have had him on the sales list for a long time, but a few days before the transfer window closes there is no sign of a change. Obviously, this is also due to Sarr himself, if one looks at reports from image and Sky May believe.
Accordingly, the right foot did not respond to inquiries from his home country France and Italy. Most recently, reports made the rounds that a Turkish first division team had contacted Sarr. Without success. The problem from Bayern’s point of view: Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic equipped the player with a four-year contract after his arrival in early October 2020.
It seems that Sarr would prefer to sit out this contract instead of forcing a change. On the one hand, he obviously no longer has any great sporting ambitions, on the other hand, no other club should want to pay him what the Bavarians pay him: almost 2.5 million euros per year.
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