The top stars are now reluctant to transfer to Bayern – for good reason

FC Bayern wants to attack the transfer market in the summer, but is (still) struggling with the big names. The reasons are complex.

FC Bayern is facing the most exciting summer of transfers in years. In Konrad Laimer and Raphael Guerreiro, two seasoned players have already been brought in from the Bundesliga competition on a free transfer – so far, however, little progress has been made with the other hoped-for new signings.

Declan Rice from West Ham United, Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel’s declared dream player for the sixth position, is likely to remain on the island and will probably join Arsenal for more than 100 million euros.

His compatriot Harry Kane has also been on Munich’s list for months, but is probably too expensive for the bosses. For him, Tottenham Hotspur should also call a transfer fee in the three-digit million range.

Bayern transfers: Many rumours, little concrete

And otherwise? There have also been rumors about the strikers Randal Kolo Muani (Frankfurt), Dusan Vlahovic (Turin) and Victor Osimhen (Naples) for weeks, but none of the personal details have become really hot so far. When it comes to internationally coveted stars, Bayern are (still) having a hard time this summer.

“We are a very good, highly respected address,” said President Herbert Hainer recently. That may be true in terms of content, but when it comes to wooing the big names in the industry, the competition is getting bigger and bigger – and above all financially stronger.

The record champions are also ready to break the transfer barrier of 100 million euros for a player this year. Compared to other top European clubs, which are supported by sheikhs worth billions or even entire countries, Munich has to budget much more sparingly.

You simply cannot afford to make a bad purchase in this price range at Bayern. If this shelf is accessed, those responsible must be completely convinced of the player. Apparently, this is not or not yet the case for the candidates traded.

FC Bayern is losing sporting appeal

But not only the financial conditions make it difficult for Bayern on the transfer market, the sporting arguments have also become less and less in recent years. In the Champions League, Bayern missed the semi-finals three times in a row, and the last success in the DFB Cup was three years ago.

Measured by their own demands, the eleventh German championship in a row almost seems like a consolation prize, especially since it was won with more luck than reason in the past season.

The people of Munich have gradually said goodbye to the very highest international level since the triple year 2020, which should not have escaped potential additions either.

External representation of FC Bayern not good

In addition, Bayern have made rather inglorious headlines in recent months, not only on the pitch but also beyond the borders of the Federal Republic. Sadio Mané’s punch against teammate Leroy Sané after the first leg against Manchester City, for example, was picked up by all the major international media.

Likewise the Bosse earthquake after the last matchday of last season, in the course of which Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic – after all, two internationally renowned names – were given rather less than a glorious farewell. In terms of public image, the German record champions have to show themselves better under the new leadership in order to be perceived as the model club they have been for years by potential newcomers.

Summer transfers at FC Bayern: there is still enough time

However, there is still no reason to worry about the planned upheaval, even if the big names are still a bit stuck. The transfer window doesn’t open until the beginning of July. Then there is still enough time until the end of August to implement the hoped-for top transfers.

In any case, the transfer summer is still in the early stages, and the other top European clubs are still waiting for the really big deals. The new management will certainly keep a close eye on developments in the market and react accordingly whenever the chance of a star transfer arises.

Hank Peter

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