It’s been a busy week for FC Bayern Munich. They completed the signings of both Tanguy Nianzou from Paris Saint-Germain and Leroy Sane from Manchester City ahead of the DFB-Pokal final against Bayer Leverkusen. Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has at least temporarily silenced some of his critics with these two signings, especially considering just how long the Sane saga lasted.
The transfer window in Germany is now open until October 5th, so there’s a lot more time for business to be done. When he was asked about whether or not Bayern could be doing more business, Salihamidzic left the door open (Az): “We always keep our eyes open. The transfer window is open until October 5.”
It looks increasingly likely that Thiago will be leaving Bayern amidst heavy links to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. After it looked like he was getting set to negotiate a contract extension, rumors started to surface that Liverpool wanted him. David Alaba also still hasn’t renewed his contract either and his future at the club remains uncertain. If Alaba were to leave, there would be a massive void in defense to be filled. They still have Jerome Boateng, Lucas Hernandez, Alphonso Davies, Benjamin Pavard, and Niklas Sule at their disposal. Ajax’s Serginho Dest has been linked with Bayern, but it might not be financially feasible; Bayern will have to look for bargain deals in the new-look transfer market.
Corentin Tolisso could also be on his way out, which would leave a central midfield option open, especially if Thiago also leaves. Between Alaba, Tolisso and Thiago leaving, there could be a need for reinforcements in those areas, which is something Brazzo doesn’t want to shut the door on: “We’re very well set up in defense. Of course, the financial resources in these difficult times are not unlimited; so we have to see that we are creative.”