Over the summer months there were some minor rumblings that Bayern Munich was listening to overtures from clubs like Manchester City and Manchester United regarding talented winger Kingsley Coman.
That noise, however, was thoroughly dismissed by Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidžić. In a conversation with SportBild’s Christian Falk, Salihamidžić said “there was nothing” to the reports and that “(Coman)’s goal in the Champions League final should explain enough why we are relying on him wholeheartedly.”
The full quote can be found in the embedded tweet below:
I asked Hasan Salihamidzic, Head of Sport @FCBayern: Did Manchester United or City try to buy Kingsley Coman? „There was nothing, and we wouldn't have looked into it either. His goal in the Champions League final should explain enough why we are relying on him wholeheartedly"— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) October 14, 2020
Coman, who is oft-injured and extremely talented, has a key role within the Bayern Munich squad. Even with Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry likely considered to be ahead of him on the Bavarians’ depth chart, the overall injury issues that all three players have endured makes a deep group on the flanks necessary. To show how much of a concern the Bayern Munich brass has with the wing position, the club even brought back Douglas Costa on a loan from Juventus.
Bayern Munich’s focus on a deep winger group has proven to be advantageous so far. Both Coman (mandatory quarantine, muscular issues) and Sane (joint capsule tear) have already missed time.
Oft-injured or not, Coman clearly has a part to play under Hansi Flick. The 24-year-old Frenchman, of course, will forever be remembered in Bavaria for his Champions League-clinching goal against Paris Saint-Germain.