Whenever we see reports emanate from Spain, there is an air of skepticism and this news from AS does not yield a different feeling.
Granted, we know that Bayern Munich is a wee bit tired of dealing with Kingsley Coman’s contract demands, but it remains to be seen if the Bavarians are, indeed, ready to pull the trigger on letting go of their one-time Champions League hero.
Anyway, here is what AS has to say in a nutshell:
- AS: Coman is asking for between €15-€16 million of salary to stay, something that Bayern Munich is not willing to pay him.
BFW Quick Analysis: This figure seems to be down from the €18-€20 million neighborhood that Coman wanted to be living in.
- AS: Bayern Munich is determined to sell him next summer, so there is no risk of him leaving for free. The Bavarians want to avoid “another case like David Alaba.”
BFW Quick Analysis: Okay, this part seems pretty legit. If Bayern Munich has decided that Coman won’t ever lower his demands, it would be wise to sell him next summer rather than risk losing him for free.
- AS: Bayern is drawing up plans to manage the sale like it did for Thiago Alcantara — a sale with performances bonuses built in.
BFW Quick Analysis: This would also seem like Bayern Munich’s tactic to sell a (relatively) high-valued asset in a weak market.
- AS: Bayern Munich is focused on Red Bull Salzburg’s Karim Adeyemi nd Ajax’s Antony as replacements.
BFW Quick Analysis: This also makes sense based on recent reports. Adeyemi appears to be the primary focus, but also has the most stiff competition as Bayern Munich cannot guarantee the young Germany international playing time. Antony, too, would have a hard time displacing Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry, and Jamal Musiala for playing time as well.
This...kind of lines up The big sticking point is just how annoyed Bayern Munich is with Coman’s entourage and how hopeless the club thinks the situation is. If the numbers are correct, they have already fallen — which means there might be even more room for negotiating if the two sides can get back to the bargaining table.