Frustration and disappointment at Bayern on transfer deadline day. The transfer deadline to Europe was Friday! Bayern wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to become active again in the transfer market. But instead the Munich team was bitterly disappointed.
Joao Palhinha’s move seemed almost certain. Coach Thomas Tuchel’s dream player has already gone to Munich for a medical examination. But the defensive midfielder was not released by Fulham as they could not find a replacement for him. So the change happened at the last second.
Original agreements were also reached with Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea FC) and Armel Bella-Kotcheap (Southampton FC). But these changes also did not come into effect. As “Bild” reports, the Munich team will not sign a player without a contract. This concludes the transfer activities for this summer.
Thomas Tuchel will have to improve more often in the autumn. Add to this the fact that they released four players: Ryan Gravenberch, Benjamin Pavard, Marcel Sabitzer and Josip Stanisic. It’s very possible that young players from campus will be moving on in the winter. The German record champions have only Mazraoui as a right-back. Konrad Laimer can step in. But OFB Legionnaire is actually a trained midfielder. Bouna Sarr, who has rarely played a role at Bayern in recent years, could also step in if necessary.
In the center back position you have only three options with Kim, Upamecano and De Ligt. Tarek Buchman is a substitute from the youth team, but recently suffered a thigh injury and is currently training with the second team. In return, Antonio Tikvik moved to Udinese Calcio for a fee of around 650,000 euros.
The gap in midfield should be closed by Alexander Pavlovich. The German-Serb impressed with a good training performance. Guerreiro can also step in here. It is now time for Thomas Tuchel to work on an emergency plan. The head coach recently said: “We have less competition in individual defensive positions compared to last season. “It’s really not a dream scenario.”