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FC Bayern Munich, news and rumours: FCB reacts to Davies’ statements



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FC Bayern Munich President Herbert Hainer comments on the dissatisfied players Alphonso Davies and Ryan Gravenberch. Mathys Tel gives his first interview in German. An agreement between FCB and Kim Min-jae is imminent. The news and rumors about FC Bayern.

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FC Bayern, News: Hainer comments on Davies and Gravenberch

Bayern’s star left-back Alphonso Davies recently made the podcast sayless clear that he was unhappy as a defender, he wanted to play as a winger again. FCB President Herbert Hainer has little understanding for this. Davies had matured into “Europe’s best defender” at Bayern Munich, so he “couldn’t feel so uncomfortable in the position,” the Bayern boss explained Picture.

Hainer also praised last year’s newcomer Ryan Gravenberch, who “didn’t want to experience a season with so little playing time again”: “In my opinion, he’s an incredibly talented player. That’s why we got him.”

In contrast to Davies, the FCB boss also gave hope for improvement: “He got more playing time at the end of the season. I’m sure he’ll get even more playing time in the future.” According to the report, there are no plans to return Gravenberch after just one year, although Liverpool FC are said to be interested.

FC Bayern, News: Mathys Tel gives first interview in German

In less than a year at FCB, youngster Mathys Tel gave his first interview in German on FC Bayern Munich club TV. Knowing the language is very important to him. So he can talk to the staff and fellow players every day. It was difficult at first, but it’s working well now. “I can speak and understand German!”

Tel describes himself as “calm, kind and honest”. In general, honesty and respect are extremely important to him. He wants to surround himself with “positive people”. “I’m a real family man,” reports Tel, he can always rely on his family and also receives honest criticism when he makes mistakes. “My parents define me.”

If the 18-year-old had to choose between a free weekend and an extra shift, the choice fell on extra training. “I want to get better,” explained Tel: “I’m a striker, I want to score a lot of goals!”

He wants to learn from all the “very good” teammates, especially Joshua Kimmich’s professionalism and ambition, and Sadio Mané’s good preparation and impressive technique.

“I have a big dream: I want to play for the French national team,” he describes his career goal. But generally, “I want to win! Always, always! I hate losing! Because I’m a fighter.”

FC Bayern, rumours: FCB probably close to an agreement with Kim

How Footmercato and sports1 unanimously report that talks between FC Bayern Munich and SSC Napoli central defender Kim Min-jae are making good progress. A final agreement is still pending, but could be reached soon. According to the French, it should be an annual salary of ten million euros and an “enormous” consultant’s fee.

Negotiations with Napoli should not be necessary, so FCB would like sports1 according to pull the exit clause, which should probably be between 55 and 60 million euros. This deal would be financed through the sale of Lucas Hernández, for which one imagines roughly the same amount, and Benjamin Pavard. Both central defenders will probably leave FCB.

FC Bayern, rumours: Qatar extension is imminent

FC Bayern Munich is apparently about to extend the sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways, which is due to expire this summer. As the AZ reported, both the record champions and the state airline from Qatar want to extend the contract.

Across from Picture Herbert Hainer said they were “in talks with Qatar Airways.” But in addition to financial and legal aspects, one is “also concerned about social aspects”. To the AZ-According to the report, FCB should set conditions for its extension with regard to social projects in Qatar. You can read more about this here.

FC Bayern, rumours: Is Sané the Walker trump card?

In courting Manchester City’s right-back Kyle Walker, FC Bayern should have a special trump card up their sleeve: Leroy Sané. How sports picture reported, the two former teammates are said to be close friends. An interaction at FCB could lure Walker to Germany. For this, however, concrete negotiations would first have to be held – according to the report, they did not exist yet.

FC Bayern Munich: The most important dates in the preparation of FCB

Date Event
July 15 – 20, 2023 Training camp at Tegernsee
July 24 – August 3, 2023 “Audi Summer Tour” in Japan and Singapore
July 26, 2023 Friendly match against Manchester City in Tokyo, Japan
July 29, 2023 Test match against Kawasaki Frontale in Tokyo, Japan
August 2, 2023 Friendly match against Liverpool FC in Singapore
18-20 Aug 2023 Start of the 2023/24 Bundesliga season