Bayern Munich’s interest in Borussia Monchengladbach’s Florian Neuhaus has been made very clear in recent weeks, and the midfielder currently has a release clause of approximately 40-million euros in his contract with Die Fohlen.
Ordinarily, that price tag wouldn’t be too much of a fuss, but Bayern certainly wasn’t immune to taking a financial hit as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, so that’s now a considerable fee, and would be harder to manage.
Per the latest edition of Sport Bild (via Tz), there’s potentially a silver lining for Bayern with regard to their pursuit of Neuhaus. Sport Bild suggests that Bayern would be ready to sell Corentin Tolisso this summer for a substantial fee this summer. The French midfielder has struggled to get any sort of consistent run in Hansi Flick’s starting eleven and he hasn’t made the most of the opportunities he’s been given. Not to mention, his injury history doesn’t exactly bode well for someone who’s trying to develop a more stable presence in the starting lineups.
Still, though, Tolisso’s contract at Bayern runs through 2022 and Bayern feels that they could still get a decent transfer fee for him, giving them more flexibility in being able to spend 40-million on a Neuhaus transfer.
Arsenal, Manchester United, Inter Milan, Napoli, Juventus, and Atletico Madrid have all expressed interest in Tolisso at one point or another between last summer and now and most of those clubs would more than likely be able to put up a significant transfer fee for the 2018 World Cup winner.
Not that it would help that much, but Javi Martinez also looks set to be on his way out of Bayern this summer when his contract expires, which frees up some of the team’s salary budget.
Still, another space in midfield would be opening up for Neuhaus to work alongside Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka. If Tolisso were to also leave this summer, Bayern could all but guarantee consistent time for Neuhaus if he were to join from ‘Gladbach. Of course, he probably wouldn’t want to come to Bayern without that sort of assurance.