Thomas Müller from FC Bayern Munich has not yet written off his colleague Marcel Sabitzer, who is currently on loan – and has reacted to a tip from his ex-coach Niko Kovac. Paris Saint-Germain have apparently played a role in Benjamin Pavard’s failed move to Inter Milan. Here you can find news and rumors about FCB.
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FC Bayern: Thomas Müller about Marcel Sabitzer
Thomas Müller has not yet written off his colleague Marcel Sabitzer, who is currently on loan. “He’ll be back in the summer. The chapter isn’t over yet,” said Müller after the 4-0 win in the DFB Cup at FSV Mainz 05 FC Bayern runs until 2025.
Behind Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka and in competition with Ryan Gravenberech, Sabitzer has hardly had any playing time recently. Another central midfielder is coming to Munich in the summer, Konrad Laimer from RB Leipzig. Despite this mixed situation, the team was “surprised” by Sabitzer’s departure, according to Müller: “It happened very quickly.”
For Sabitzer, Müller is happy “that he is moving to Manchester United, getting the chance to play there. Manchester is a huge name.” The 28-year-old Austrian is “a cool guy and a great player”.
FC Bayern: Thomas Müller reacts to Niko Kovac’s tip
Müller also commented on a small tip from his ex-coach Niko Kovac. The current coach at VfL Wolfsburg had emphasized before his team’s DFB Cup game against Union Berlin: “I think it’s easier to play in Munich at the moment than in Berlin”.
Wolfsburg failed at Union on Tuesday, FC Bayern won 4-0 against FSV Mainz 05 on Wednesday. “The statements are certainly a bit out of context. But regardless of that, he’s right, of course,” said Müller after the game sports1. Union “doesn’t do it badly. They won everything and we drew twice.”
Thanks to three wins from the first three games in the second half of the season, Union moved up to one point on leaders FC Bayern, who started the year with three draws. The duel with Kovacs Wolfsburg increases on Sunday. Kovac worked in Munich from 2018 to 2019.
PSG apparently played a role in the failed Pavard move
Paris Saint-Germain have apparently played a role in Benjamin Pavard’s failed move to Inter Milan. Bayern’s opponent in the Champions League round of 16 wanted to sign Milan Skriniar from Inter Milan during the winter transfer phase. The Serie A club had Pavard in mind as a possible replacement and contacted Bayern Munich to see if a transfer would be possible.
The Munich officials refused a change loudly sports1 also in order not to help the upcoming opponent in the Champions League via a detour. Skriniar ended up staying in Milan.
Pavard’s contract with FC Bayern runs until 2024. Most recently, the Frenchman, who is usually used as a right-back, has emphasized several times that he either wants to switch to central defenders or to another club (or both). In the first game after Deadline Day he started in a new back three and showed a good performance.