Klostermann to Bayern? Not everyone is convinced (Tz)
Last week, Sport Bild speculated that RB Leipzig outside defender Lukas Klostermann could be a potential target for Bayern Munich if David Alaba and Jerome Boateng both leave (which is certain for Boateng and possible for Alaba).
On the surface, Klostermann seems like the type of player that Hansi Flick would be eager to use defensively. At just 24 years old, Klostermann is both young and experienced. At 6-foot-2 (1.88 meters), Klostermann has the size, speed (did you know he was once a world-class sprinter? Let me tell you about it...**group eye roll in the BFW Slack channel**), and versatility to potentially be a player that could slot in at both right-back and center-back.
Just how fast is Klostermann? I’m glad you asked. Klostermann has been clocked covering his first 30 meters at just 3.72 seconds...faster than some guy named Usain Bolt was clocked across the same distance.
Simply put, he checks off a lot of boxes that Bayern Munich requires for an acquisition.
Tz, however, says that this rumor is “not true.”
Imagine trying out-Falk, the Flex Master himself? THE NERVE!
Anyway, Tz’s rationale is that Klostermann’s status as a right-footed defender does not fit what Bayern Munich allegedly is looking for. If Alaba leaves, Tz states that Lucas Hernandez and Alphonso Davies would be the only two left-footed defenders on the roster...which is true.
Niklas Sule, Tanguy Nianzou, Chris Richards, Benjamin Pavard, Bouna Sarr, and even Darmstadt-loanee Lars Lukas Mai are all right-footed. Sule, however, does have a successful history of playing on the left-side as he often manned that position in playing with Jerome Boateng when the club was using a three-man unit of Sule, Boateng, and Mats Hummels on the back-line.
Anyway, Klostermann is an interesting name and I would be in support of that move. I like the thought of Flick having another tool in his arsenal to work with...and I firmly believe that Klostermann could make the move centrally like Alaba did.
Interestingly, Klostermann’s teammate Dayot Upamecano has also been linked to Bayern Munich. Upamecano is a true center-back, but he is also...you guessed it...right-footed.
What’s the lesson here? All of you lefties out there (I’m a lefty!), need to get together with another lefty and stop trying to procreate LOOGYs (Left-handed One Out Guys) for baseball and maybe start focusing your efforts on left-footed center-backs.
Maybe...just maybe, your child will become “Bayern Quality” one day.
Man City wants Alaba now (Transfer Market Web)
Manchester City is not interested in waiting to get Bayern Munich’s David Alaba next summer. Pep Guardiola would like the Austrian defender as soon as possible:
Inquiring him about during last market window already, Manchester City are reportedly planning a move at Austrian international left-back David Alaba (28), meaning to part ways with Bayern Munich for a long time by now. German giants young veteran is meanwhile still tracked by most A-listers around, including Juventus, Real Madrid, PSG, and Manchester United.
Richards makes USMNT debut (@FCBayernUS)
Bayern Munich’s Chris Richards earned his first international senior-team cap in the United States’ 6-2 win over Panama. Predictably, Richards was ecstatic:
A dream come true. ❤️— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) November 16, 2020
Congrats on your first @USMNT appearance, @eastmamba!! pic.twitter.com/M44vqIVZA6
Celebrity owners take hold of English club (@FOXSoccer)
Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) and Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) are two pretty famous guys, who are now owners of Wrexham AFC:
Actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney announce they are officially owners-elect of English fifth-tier side Wrexham AFC.— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 16, 2020
( : @Wrexham_AFC)pic.twitter.com/O5P7grpy5C
Clark to Leipzig? (Transfer Market Web)
New York Red Bulls phenom Caden Clark is drawing a lot of interest from his parent club, RB Leipzig:
Promoted into New York Red Bulls first-team roster last month, 17-year old U.S. American attacking midfielder Caden Clark, according to latest German news, is meant to be brought in by German “motherhouse” branch RB Leipzig.
Reminder that Neuer is great (@ChampionsLeague)
If you are a Bayern Munich fan, you really don’t need any reminder of just how good Manuel Neuer is...but it is always nice to watch greatness:
2⃣ Manuel Neuer Cristiano Ronaldo #UCL | #MondayMotivation | @FCBayernEN pic.twitter.com/OIQ4m9WxZE— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) November 16, 2020
Premier League goes batting for Eriksen (Transfer Market Web)
Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United are all peeking at Inter Milan’s Christin Eriksen, who is linked to EVERYONE:
Already tracked by a bunch of clubs around, including AC Milan, Napoli, PSG, Borussia Dortmund, and Hertha Berlin, Danish international midfielder Christian Eriksen (28), possibly leaving Inter Milan after only a year in, has also been targeted by Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United, according to Corriere dello Sport. Still on a deal with Neroazzurri until June 2024, former Tottenham playmaker has also been linked to a Spurs move back scenario.