There has been a bit of an uproar of late over Bayern Munich’s right-back situation. With Benjamin Pavard unable to convince Hansi Flick of his quality lately, many are speculating that the treble-winning manager could be pushing his front office for a move.
According to Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg, Flick is content with his defenders...at least for now:
Update #Transfers: No, #Flick doesn’t force the transfer of another right-back this winter. The club wants to support #Pavard (loss of form). Moreover he has got a positive opinion about #Sarr. Other options: Kimmich, Süle, Richards. @SPORT1 #FCBayern— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 7, 2021
After being subbed off early against Mainz 05, Pavard has fallen under the microscope of fans and pundits alike, but as Plettenberg states, Bayern Munich is willing to give him the time and support to work out of his current funk.
Even if Pavard cannot recapture his form, Flick is reportedly comfortable with Bouna Sarr, Joshua Kimmich, Niklas Süle, and Chris Richards as alternatives on the right defensive flank.
There was a fair amount of speculation yesterday that Flick was going to push for Bayern Munich’s front office to make a move for a defender, but that no longer appears to be the case.