Bayern Munich is already learning lessons from its very public — and very messy — contract negotiations with star defender David Alaba. Specifically, the Bavarians are no longer keen to let negotiations just play out naturally over the last year of a player’s deal. The front office is now planning on taking a more proactive approach when it comes to Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, and Niklas Süle.
“We have an excellent team with a very good mix of young, highly talented and experienced, excellent players, and of course we want to keep this team together for the long term,” Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer said to Sport Bild regarding the trio of Germany internationals.
Both Goretzka and Süle have deals that expire in 2022 and would surely be hot commodities on the transfer market if Bayern Munich were to let things linger.
The Bavarians are even keen to extend Kimmich’s contract, even though the deal does not end until 2023. Clearly, the public back-and-forth that the club has endured with Alaba has left a mark on how it will approach negotiations with prized players for the future.
Sport Bild even intimated that Bayern Munich could approach Kimmich’s camp as early as next summer to get a contract extension in motion.