Bayern are still on the lookout for a new centre-forward, although the obvious names could arguably be prohibitively expensive. Therefore, a few interesting alternatives are now circulating in the rumor mill.
Since FC Bayern sold Robert Lewandowski to FC Barcelona last summer, there has been a significant gap in the Munich attack that was only partially closed in the 2022/23 season that has now ended.
Names have been circulating for weeks and months to finally ensure a lasting improvement. Club President Herbert Hainer recently declared that there would be money for a transfer beyond the 100 million euro mark. But as it turns out, even the said 100 million euros may not be enough to realize the desired options.
A Victor Osimhen from SSC Napoli, for example, seems to cost far more than that, Eintracht Frankfurt also does not seem willing to part with Randal Kolo Muani for less than 100 million euros and the same applies to Tottenham Hotspur, whose owner Daniel Levy does not have any anyway Wants to sell Harry Kane – Manchester United is said to have already bitten its teeth on this transfer. That being said, Kane is said to be keen to stay on the island anyway, especially as Alan Shearer’s all-time Premier League goals record (260) is within his reach (213).
FC Bayern will therefore have to look elsewhere and, according to various media reports, has a few other names on the list, even if they may not be as resonant as the ones mentioned so far.
FC Bayern: More playing time for Mathys Tel?
An option that would not cost anything extra would be to give Mathys Tel (18) more confidence and thus more playing time. That should be a way of thinking in the management team of Munich, how Picture reported.
In his first Bundesliga season under Julian Nagelsmann and Thomas Tuchel, Tel already showed some decent approaches. He has scored five goals in 22 games but has so far been more likely to be found on the wing.
However, the Frenchman can also play in the middle and become the central figure in the team’s attack. At least if he develops quickly and if possible takes the next step in his career in the coming season.
This option is a bit of a gamble as it has been used sporadically so far and no one really knows how it would react to a bigger role. As a safeguard, however, they would still have the experienced Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (34) up their sleeves.
FC Bayern: Rasmus Höjlund again an issue
The rumor was already circulating in April that FC Bayern should also be interested in the Dane Rasmus Höjlund (20) from Atalanta Bergamo. Loud Picture this name is now a little hotter than last time. The name is said to have been discussed again recently in the transfer committee around Uli Hoeneß, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Tuchel.
But Höjlund is also young and inexperienced, another top talent alongside Tel. The risk that FC Bayern could possibly be a size too big would also be there. Höjlund is also said to be interested in a couple of Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, who see him as an alternative to Kane.
FC Bayern: Gonçalo Ramos was apparently offered to FCB
Another young international name is Benfica’s Gonçalo Ramos (21). Last season he scored 19 goals in 30 league games. The Benfica home-grown is said to have even been offered to FC Bayern.
How sports1 reported, Ramos will be represented by player agent Jorge Mendes, with whom the Munich team recently worked on João Cancelo. And that is said to have offered the Munich Ramos several times.
It is unclear whether the interest is met with love.
FC Bayern: Niclas Füllkrug is a topic after all?
Bundesliga top scorer (16 goals) Niclas Füllkrug is also said to be a candidate for FC Bayern. Loud sky are considering the Munich filling mug in the event that they should not get any of the preferred candidates. Loud Picture I’ve even been in contact with the 30-year-old’s management.
FC Bayern: Interested in Federico Chiesa?
Another name that has been circulating recently is that of Juventus’ Federico Chiesa (25). Loud RAI should be interested in Munich and a transfer fee in the range of 50 million euros is mentioned.
However, the 2021 European champion is actually more at home on the wing and would hardly be a serious alternative in the center forward position. On the wing, on the other hand, one or two players would have to be given up before Chiesa would be a serious option.
According to information from Picture However, an early solution to the striker question cannot be expected anyway. The market has not yet run hot and too few dominoes have fallen. In addition, the people of Munich should not have completely given up hope of a big solution.