Nick Salihamidzic, son of Bayern sports director, targeted arch-rival Borussia Dortmund after Juve star Matthijs de Ligt switched to FCB. At the same time, he defended his father, who was repeatedly criticized for his transfers.
“Who will be German champions, BVB Borussia. Who will be German champions? Only BVB,” wrote Salihamidzic Jr., using only capital letters. He later removed the tweet, leaving only the numerous salmon smileys that were already in the original tweet.
While BVB strengthened their squad early on and landed Niklas Süle, Nico Schlotterbeck and Karim Adeyemi, among others, Munich remained quiet for a long time. Despite the departure of Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona, FC Bayern has now set two exclamation marks on the transfer market with the signings of Sadio Mane and de Ligt.
The 19-year-old, who is currently on loan from Bayern Munich II to the Canadian third division club Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, had already announced a big summer of transfers for Munich in May. With Mane, de Ligt, Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazraoui, this plan was subsequently put into practice.
“It’s amazing how everyone respects FC Bayern’s work on the transfer market, except for our own fans,” he complained about the lack of appreciation for his father’s work among Bayern supporters.