Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed an attractive last-minute offer for Benjamin Pavard. Rudi Völler supports Manuel Neuer. Also: The Bayern keeper probably prevented an earlier dismissal of Tapalovic. All news and rumors about FC Bayern can be found here.
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FC Bayern, News: Salihamidzic confirms Pavard’s request
Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed a last-minute request for a move from Benjamin Pavard in the winter transfer window. “Benji is a very important, variable player for us on the defensive. We have very big goals this season, so we don’t want to and can’t do without him,” the 46-year-old explained to the sports picture however, why the offer could not be accepted in the end.
From an economic point of view, a transfer would have been quite lucrative for Munich. “Financially, the request was even attractive, but the sporting aspect always comes first for us,” Salihamidzic continued.
Ultimately, Pavard was too important for achieving the sporting goals, which is why he was not let go. “Benji is a special player who is sensitive and needs affection. I also know what a big heart he has and what he can achieve,” the FCB board enthused about the Frenchman.
According to media reports, Inter Milan wanted to sign Pavard on Deadline Day. After several hours of negotiations, however, Bayern decided not to let the defender go. At the same time, a transfer from Inter-Mann Milan Skriniar to the upcoming CL opponent Paris Saint-Germain should be prevented.
FC Bayern, News: Völler strengthens Neuer’s back
After Felix Magath and Sepp Maier, the new DFB director Rudi Völler also backed Manuel Neuer after his controversial interview. “Yes, of course. That’s the captain of the German national team. Even if there’s a certain discussion going on right now because of what’s happened in the last few weeks,” the 62-year-old replied sky to the question of whether Neuer would still be in demand with the German national team in the future.
Völler is convinced that the differences between the keeper and Bayern Munich will be quickly resolved. “The club managers and newcomers will get together shortly and try to get it under control again. I’m optimistic that things will work out with Bayern again,” believes the DFB director.
Neuer himself had recently ruled out resigning from the DFB selection. “When the time comes, I’ll look in the mirror and tell myself the truth, like I always do. If I don’t perform, I’ll vacate the post. But don’t count on it,” said the goalkeeper
FC Bayern, rumor: Neuer probably prevented earlier Tapalovic separation
The dismissal of goalkeeper coach Toni Tapalovic and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s reaction to it continue to make waves at FC Bayern. Now more details came to light.
How sports1 reported, coach Julian Nagelsmann is said to have toyed with the idea of changing to the position of goalkeeping coach shortly after taking office in the summer of 2021 and beyond. But the ongoing negotiations with Neuer about extending his contract until 2024 probably thwarted the plan.
Neuer is said to have gotten the promise from those responsible that Tapalovic would remain his goalkeeping coach. With this commitment, Neuer also extended his working paper ahead of time.