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Ottmar Hitzfeld condemns Bayern’s transfer inactivity, rules out winter transfer

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The ex-Bayern manager has a few things to say about how Bayern’s last transfer window unraveled, but remains positive about the future.

STUTTGART, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 04: Ottmar Hitzfeld attends the Friends of the German National Team meeting at Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin, Stuttgart on September 4, 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany.
Ottmar Hitzfeld
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FC Bayern Munich was pretty quiet during the summer transfer window. Former coach Ottmar Hitzfeld believes that Bayern will not let that situation repeat itself and expects significant improvements in Summer. Speaking to AZ, Hitzfeld argues,

They have to do something [in transfer window]; that’s clear. They failed to do so this season, so there was no real competition for some positions.

By the same token, the 2001 Champions league winner does not expect any big transfers for the winter break:

Bayern will be watching closely this season and will not be part of any hectic transfers in the winter.

The Canadian Alphonso Davies (18) was technically Bayern’s a first winter transfer, but his arrival was arranged months beforehand. Recently, there have also been rumors about a transfer of the French World Champion Lucas Hernández, but Bayern may wait until the summer to avoid bad blood with Atletico Madrid.

Ottmar Hitzfeld concludes that Bayern will have learned its lesson from the unusually inactive transfer window last summer. It remains to be seen how will Bayern Munich handle the winter transfer market.