Per Sport1, Bayern Munich could be looking for a new striker as soon as this summer. The German news outlet first addressed Bayern’s rumored pursuit of Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata before diving into the future of Sandro Wagner and any interest that the Bavarians may have in RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic.
Sport1 dismissed the thought that Bayern has serious interest in Morata and thinks that Bayern will gamble on Lewandowski and Wagner remaining healthy for the Rückrunde:
According to The Express, Bayern Munich would like to take Morata on loan for half a year. But why should the 26 year-old go to Munich to submit to the role of Lewandowski’s backup when he can stay at Athletico Madrid? More likely is that Bayern will take the risk in the spring and trust that Lewandowski maintains his strong shape and good physique.
The report also captured Lewndowski’s recent quotes to SportBild (which we covered here), that indicate the Polish Hitman could be in Munich for quite a while longer:
It is quite possible that I will stay here for a very long time.
No longer is Lewandowski considered a “flight risk.” Sport1, however, indicated that it has information that Wagner could be looking to leave Munich this summer.
For Wagner that is not true. According to Sport1 information, he does not rule out a change in the summer.
The most interesting part of the report was Sport1’s assertion that Bayern is interested in both RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic.
Especially with Timo Werner and Luka Jovic, two young, ambitious attackers have openly declared their interest to play for Bayern. Additionally, Bayern are anything but opposed to this.
Nothing in the report is overly shocking. The alleged interest in Morata always seemed a bit out of place with Wagner already in tow. Given Wagner’s love of Bayern as a club and recent declaration that he wasn’t going anywhere, it would be a little shocking if he changed his mind already, but it could be that he is finally feeling the sting of wanting more playing time.
Similarly, the connections between Werner and Jovic to Bayern have been out there intermittently for a while. Of late, Werner’s links to Bayern have been strong and it seems as if an outcome will be determined in the summer transfer window
As for Jovic, his connection to Niko Kovac is apparent, but Die Adler’s 21-year-old striker is on loan from Benfica, where he is slated to return in July. Bayern may have to do business with the Portuguese side if it wants to procure the young talent.