SPORT1 reporter Florian Plettenberg has been at the forefront of all of the rumors that Bayern Munich might have interest in Hoffenheim’s Andrej Kramarić. With the original price quoted at €40 million, it appears that estimate might have been at least a little high.
Regardless, it appears that anything north of €30 million puts the price outside of Bayern Munich’s willingness to spend. Interestingly, Plettenberg indicates that Kramarić is pushing for transfer, but does not state whether that is specific to Bayern Munich or another destination:
Update #Kramaric: Right now #FCBayern doesn’t expect an affordable price for the player. The expectation is higher than €30m. Some teammates at TSG are informed that Kramaric is pushing a transfer. @SPORT1— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) October 1, 2020
It is really hard to believe that Bayern Munich will entertain bidding more than €15 million to €20 million on any player who projects to be a back-up. With that in mind, it seems really, really far-fetched to think that the Bavarians — despite their alleged interest — would be willing to break the bank to bring-in a player like Kramarić.
If acquired, the 29-year-old Croatian could conceivably fill voids as a back-up to Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller, and also at left-wing. Despite his talent, however, his price just seems to be a bit too high for a player who would not garner a ton of playing time behind machines like Lewandowski and Muller, and the talented winger trio of Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry, and Kingsley Coman.
This is not Bayern Munich’s first time being linked to Kramarić either, as Niko Kovac allegedly wanted to bring in the forward back in 2018 as well.
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