While FC Bayern’s transfer offensive was praised in many places this summer, you can see that DAZN-Expert Sandro Wagner and sky-Expert Didi Hamann a little different. Wagner’s verdict on BVB, on the other hand, is quite different.
Wagner said at a media event on Tuesday: “If you look at the individual transfers, it remains to be seen whether each individual transfer makes sense.”
Wagner sees two players in particular critically: “Does it make sense to get De Ligt for 70 million if you had Niki Süle and maybe could have kept him?” Süle had switched to BVB on a free transfer.
In addition, the SpVgg Unterhaching coach questioned Sadio Mane’s signing: “Mane is a big name, a great player for the Bundesliga, but Bayern didn’t really have a great need for the dribbling positions.”
However, against the background of Robert Lewandowski’s departure, he also conceded: “If you want to change the system because you no longer have a striker, it makes sense again.”
Hamann also has doubts about de Ligt
However, Wagner’s opinion on de Ligt also shares sky-Expert Didi Hamann, who at sky evaluated the transfers of Bayern and said to the Dutchman: “The big question will be whether De Ligt is able to lead the defense. He did it wonderfully in Amsterdam. He didn’t do it in Turin. That was of course a Bigger club, bigger competition and he had very experienced players alongside him and I don’t know if he’s the player who comes here now at 22 and immediately leads a defense that two years ago was a Champions League winner “Maybe he has two world champions next to him in Pavard and Hernandez. That all sounds wonderful. It remains to be seen whether it can be implemented in practice. All the players who left the very successful Ajax team three years ago were all at best followers at their new clubs, whether it’s Frenkie de Jong, Donny van de Beek, Hakim Ziyech or Matthijs de Ligt, and that’s why he still owes the proof that he can lead a defense like Bayern Munich’s would be a bit reserved and careful.”
At least Wagner agreed to a new signing: “I think Mazraoui’s arrival is outstanding. It’s a sensational transfer, because Bayern Munich had a problem going forward at right-back.”
Sandro Wagner: BVB “absolute co-favourite” thanks to “sensational transfers”
Meanwhile, according to Wagner, things are very different when it comes to BVB transfers. Wagner spoke of “sensational transfers” that Borussia had engineered in this transfer window. “I think Dortmund are capable of threatening Bayern.” Even more: “Dortmund is an absolute favorite with the best players,” Wagner leaned far out of the window.
The fact that striker Sebastian Haller, who was diagnosed with a testicular tumor, will be missing for the time being, is probably the biggest obstacle, because: “With Haller I would even see them on an equal footing with Bayern if everything goes well. Schlotterbeck, Hummels and Sül form mine In my opinion the best central defender trio or duo in the Bundesliga, for me ahead of de Ligt, Upamecano and Hernandez – especially when opening the game.”
And Wagner was particularly impressed by the attack, even if Erling Haaland is no longer there: “If I had the choice between Adeyemi and Haller on the one hand and Haaland on the other, then I would always take Adeyemi and Haller.”