In an interview with Sport 1, Joshua Kimmich asked for new signings in order to contend in the Champions League. Following the same trend, Robert Lewandowski recently stated he is too waiting for a similar outcome:
Bayern has not made a major transfer for two years. Okay, something is already done, but I think it’s time to continue with different transfer targets.
The TORminator continues by stating that:
Without transfers, it will be difficult to compete for the big titles. To play and stay at a top-level, you need a reinforced team.
The Polish international and four-time Bundesliga top-scorer justifies the time pressure on transfers by arguing that it will increase the daily training level for the 2019-2020 preparation:
Everyone knows that it’s not optimal that we have so few players in the professional squad right now. We need more players to increase the competition in training. We’re waiting for players to join us to further improve the quality of the team. I hope something will happen in the next few days.
It is an important subject, so important that it plays a role in the negotiations for Lewandowski’s early extension of his 2021 expiring contract:
We are talking. I do not know how long that will take, but we are definitely on the right path. Many other things are crucial too. But the transfers are included. I talked to the board, I got information. At this moment, the bosses are working on transfers. That is important for the future of FC Bayern. But it’s not the most important thing in our talks.
Both Joshua Kimmich and Robert Lewandowski are two players that have never won a Champions League title. Being two professionals that are among the best in the world in their respective positions, it makes sense why they want the board to push for more signings. Bayern needs depth, that is evidently clear.
Spanish midfielder Marc Roca seems to be heading towards German soil, which is a good start. I’ve made it clear in my comments that I believe Bayern needs at least four more signings this window. Roca is a good start, though I have a sense that many Bayern players share my view that more is needed.