Sane is still on vacation (kicker)
Manchester City star Leroy Sane might be getting the full attention of Bayern Munich, but his own focus has been on a little rest and relaxation.
Leroy Sané (23) is and remains FC Bayern’s favorite player, but little concrete is happening. Because the international is still on holiday, Bayern are waiting for his answer. After his return, he said, he would talk to them. It should be this week. Everything else depends on Sané’s willingness, without his “Yes” the Bavarians didn’t need to negotiate with Manchester City for a transfer of 100 million euros. Ultimately, the sum depends on the player: If he absolutely wants to go to Munich - although that’s not what his previous behavior looks like - he will become cheaper.
I will still be incredibly shocked if Sane decides to make a move. Regardless, this could be the week the situation is finalized.
Bergwijn rumors are heating up (Bild)
Always on the prowl for depth at wing, Bayern’s interest in PSV Eindhoven’s Steven Bergwijn might be spiking. The Bavarians might have a hard time in landing the 21-year-old, though, as Ajax, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Inter Milan are all lurking about.
According to Bild information, Munich will decide in the course of next week, whether they go into poker for the Dutch national teamer. Ajax Amsterdam, Manchester United, Tottenham and Inter Milan are also interested in Bergwijn.
Bergwijn plays wing. Bayern needs a wing. Seems like a fit.
Bayern looking at Henrichs? (kicker)
Is Bayern Munich taking a look at AS Monaco defender and Germany youth international Benjamin Henrichs?
U-21 European Championship participant Benjamin Henrichs (22) is also on FC Bayern’s list of possible newcomers. The ex-Leverkusener and right foot, with the AS Monaco still bound until 2023, can defend right and left outside and do service in the defensive midfield. It belongs to the category of young players with development potential who are to receive increased support from the FCB in the future.
Yeah, I’m not feeling this one. If there is one area where Bayern does not need any more depth, it’s outside-back where they already have two world-class players (Joshua Kimmich and David Alaba), two World Cup winners (Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard), and a Canadian prodigy (Alphonso Davies).
Despite his ability to play the “6”, this would be spending money just to spend money.
A true Ünder-dog story (kicker)
After being linked to AS Roma’s Cengiz Ünder months ago, Bayern Munich might be taking yet another gander at the talented 21-year-old.
Those responsible at FC Bayern are currently discussing not only the big names (Sané), but also possible supplementary players with potential for further training. According to kicker information, Cengiz Ünder (21) is one of the candidates: The wing forward scored six goals in 19 international matches for Turkey, for AS Rome, where the left-footed player has a contract until 2022, he scored ten goals and nine assists as a right-winger in 52 Serie A matches.
At least this potential move makes sense in terms of the roster. I am not the biggest Under fan, but he is young, has talent, and offers help at a position of need. Under was targeted by several power clubs including Arsenal, Chelsea, and even Borussia Dortmund.
The USWNT downs the Dutch 2-0 to secure another World Cup (Bavarian Football Works)
The United States Women’s National Team clinched back-to-back World Cup titles with a 2-0 win over the Netherlands. Here are some quick hitters on the match:
- I was happy to see the game was not ultimately decided by the penalty that Megan Rapinoe deposited home for a 1-0 lead. Yes, it was a play that deserved a penalty, but I hate the thought of a World Cup being decided that way.
- Rapinoe might have gotten all of the accolades, but for my money Rose Lavelle was the best player for the United States over the course of the tournament. You could really argue that the midfield of Sam Mewis, Julie Ertz, and Lavelle carried the squad.
- That point above is not a knock on Rapinoe, though. She did exactly what she needed to do and had a clutch two goal effort against France where she had a brace. It’s kind of weird, but I’d say Rapinoe was the most impactful player, but Lavelle was the best over the course of the tournament.
- Crystal Dunn had herself a game yesterday.
- It’s scary to think that Lindsey Horan is a bench player on this USWNT squad.
- The ending of this World Cup will represent the dawn of a new era of sorts for the USWNT. We should see the integration of new talent and some veterans who decide to walk away over the next four years.
ICYMI: The latest podcast has dropped! (Bavarian Football Works)
The latest Bavarian Podcast Works summer update has dropped and you can hear Jake and I give our scorching hot takes on the Women’s World Cup final between the United States and the Netherlands, along with our opinions on some of Bayern’s hottest transfer rumors.
Morrison back to considering Bayern? (Video Celts)
Last week, Celtic made it clear that it was going to retain center-back prospect Liam Morrison, but maybe things took a dramatic turn.
Celtic had hoped that would convince him to stay with the club but VideoCelts understands that Morrison has decided to take up the offer of a three year contract with Bayern Munich. Morrison wasn’t in the Celtic side that lost 1-0 today at Arbroath. The decision to opt for Bayern is as much a slight on Scottish football as it is on Celtic, with no real pathway from youth to first team football.
ICYMI: Bayern’s Gwinn given big honor (Bavarian Football Works)
Newly minted FC Bayern Frauen player Giulia Gwinn was named Best Young Player for the World Cup.
Bayern extends deal with Gigaset (FCBayern.com)
Bayern Munich and Gigaset have agreed to continue their partnership. On Monday, the two sides extended the sponsorship agreement for an additional three years. Gigaset, a telephony products manufacturer, will remain the official and exclusive partner for Bayern Munich through 2022. Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had this to say about the deal:
Gigaset and FC Bayern share a passion for performance and quality. Both will continue to connect us in the years to come.