FC Bayern Munich is in one of the toughest phases of the season. A change is imminent, which stars could leave FCB?
At FC Bayern there is a mood of crisis: After the separation from coach Julian Nagelsmann, the Munich team dropped out of the DFB Cup, in the Champions League only a real miracle can help against Manchester City and in the championship they are currently only happy that Borussia Dortmund the necessary killer instinct is missing to pass in the table.
The Bayern squad faces a change in the summer. After the record champions were unable to compensate for the departure of Robert Lewandowski, the commitment of a center forward will have the highest priority.
Harry Kane, Victor Osimhen and Randal Kolo Muani were recently named as candidates. The problem: all three would cost around 100 million euros – or even more.
In order to be able to handle a transfer of this magnitude, Bayern would certainly have to generate transfer income.
Here is a look at FC Bayern’s potential sales candidates.
Was brought in as a short-term replacement for the injured Manuel Neuer. But the German national keeper seems to be on schedule with the rehabilitation and is already training with the ball. Coach Thomas Tuchel recently praised his progress. Should Neuer get fit again for the new season, Sommer would probably be overqualified as number 2.
Bayern transferred eight million euros to Gladbach for the summer. 1.5 million could come as a bonus on top of that. If Sommers is sold, whose contract runs until 2025, Bayern should be able to earn at least five million euros.
Bayern have been trying to get rid of the right-back for a long time. The 31-year-old’s contract runs until 2024. Hardly any club will be willing to pay Sarr the salary that Bayern pays.
In this constellation, there is no high transfer fee. But maybe you can at least get Sarr off the payroll somehow in the summer.
The 20-year-old arrived from Ajax Amsterdam in the summer but received little playing time in Munich. Liverpool FC are said to be interested in a commitment and are said to have already spoken to Gravenberch’s father about a possible transfer.
Bayern paid 18.5 million euros for Gravenberch. Given Liverpool’s needs in midfield, a transfer fee of 25 to 30 million euros could be in the cards.
The Austrian is currently on loan at Manchester United and appears to have found his fortune in England. Most recently, he raved about the Premier League.
Staying with Bayern does not seem conceivable at the moment. In the event of a sale, Bayern could demand at least 20 million euros.
After Thiago’s departure, the team relied on the Kimmich/Goretzka duo at headquarters. But more and more it became clear in the end: Bayern lacks a real game designer like the Spaniard was.
Bayern will not give up Kimmich – if you rethink central midfield, Goretzka could get it. Also because with his market value and contract by 2026, a transfer fee of at least 60 million euros would seem realistic.
The 20-year-old is currently on loan at Glasgow Rangers and consistently performs well there. In his position in attacking midfield, however, the competition at Bayern is very strong. There is said to be a clause in Tillman’s loan agreement, according to which the Rangers can commit him for the equivalent of 5.7 million euros.
He came as a world star, now he is considered a flop. Mané at Bayern seems to be a big misunderstanding. The Senegalese was certainly not able to fill the gap in the center of the attack that Lewandowski left. Added to this was the anger about Leroy Sané’s slap in the face.
The signs point to separation. Bayern are said to have paid Liverpool 32 million transfer fee plus bonuses. You won’t get that much for the 30-year-old. But there may still be a club that pays 15 to 20 million euros for Mané.
Only last summer Gnabry signed a new high-paying contract until 2026 in Munich. But you really don’t find a suitable place at Bayern: sometimes as a winger, sometimes as a hanging striker, finally right up front as a centre-forward.
The performance of the 27-year-old is simply too inconsistent. Selling Gnabrys could bring in between 50 and 60 million euros.
He was originally supposed to inherit the Ribéry/Robben wing pliers together with Gnabry. Nothing has come of it so far, and Sané also lacks consistency.
Even if he actually showed increasing form in the last few games: A new chapter might be the right thing for Sané. In the case of a sale, Bayern could expect between 60 and 70 million euros.