It looks like Bayern Munich’s deal for Olympique Marseille right-back Bouna Sarr is getting close to completion. The 28-year-old arrived in Munich to undergo his medical exam and was greeted at the airport by Tz journalist Jonas Austermann.
Sarr is expected to have a back-up role with the Bavarians behind starter Benjamin Pavard. At 28-years-old, Sarr is expected to provide a veteran presence and stability to Hansi Flick’s bench.
As covered last night, the downside of this move could be what happens with Chris Richards. Richards, who excelled against Hertha Berlin yesterday, has immense potential and at least looks to be ready for a reserve role with first-team.
What will Sarr’s arrival in Munich mean for Richards? We should soon find out, but off all of Bayern Munich’s moves this offseason, bringing in Sarr feels the most unnecessary given the presence of Pavard, Richards, and Joshua Kimmich, who was only considered one of the top right-backs in the world when he manned the position on a full-time basis.
With Marc Roca also now wearing Bayern red, Flick has the flexibility within his midfield to allow Kimmich to drop to right-back on a whim if needed.