Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has suggested that Bayern Munich could, in fact, take Lothar Matthäus' advice with regard to potential transfer targets. Earlier in the week, Matthäus had boldly claimed that Bayern should go after Borussia Dortmund starlet Christian Pulisic. Ironically enough, the 19-year old was without a doubt Dortmund's best performer on the pitch in the weekend's Der Klassiker, which Bayern ultimately won 3-1.
Speaking to Sky Germany (via ESPN) last week, Matthäus said that the club should pursue Pulisic, considering that veterans Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery are soon to be on their way out:
Whenever Bayern are looking to replace Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, they must put out feelers to Christian Pulisic.
During the past summer transfer window, Pulisic played down speculation that he may be considering a move to Bayern, but the club's history of going after Dortmund's crop suggests that a future move could definitely still be in the cards.
Also speaking to Sky Germany (via ESPN), Salihamidzic said that he would certainly take Matthäus' idea into consideration:
Lothar always has great ideas, and I respect him a great deal. I will incorporate his ideas into our deliberations.
Matthäus also insisted that Bayern should be taking a closer look at Hertha Berlin's Vedad Ibisevic as a backup striker, to alleviate some of the pressure on Robert Lewandowski. When the Polish striker was left out of the squad for the trip to Celtic ahead of Der Klassiker, his absence was felt. Even despite that fact that Bayern won 2-1, it was clear a quality backup for Lewandowski is necessary.
When asked about the link to Bayern after Berlin's 3-3 thriller against Wolfsburg, Ibisevic said, "It's difficult to answer such a question [about a potential move to Bayern] right after the game."
It's also worth mentioning that Brazzo made reference to both Schalke's Leon Goretzka and Paris Saint-Germain's Julian Draxler in an interview with SportBild last week, stating that, “Good German players are basically always interesting.”