At this point, Bayern Munich might as well create a web show called “Full-back Bachelor” to keep track of all of the potential options it is allegedly considering to back-up Alphonso Davies and Benjamin Pavard next season.
With David Alaba almost certainly exiting, Bouna Sarr unable to impress, and Lucas Hernandez likely shifting inside to a permanent role at center-back, the competition for reserve roles behind Davies and Pavard is wide-open.
We had already heard that Bayern Munich was in talks with Reading FC left-back Omar Richards and had also inquired about Hertha Berlin wunderkind Luca Netz. Even yesterday, we saw a report that the Bavarians were potentially interested in VfB Stuttgart left-back Borna Sosa and Werder Bremen left-back/center-back Marco Friedl.
Now, it appears that Bayern Munich is once again scoping Norwich City’s Max Aarons, a right-footer who can play both right-back and left-back (per Sport Bild’s Christian Falk):
Shortlist of @FCBayern for a leftback: Borna Sosa (23,/@VfB), Omar Richards (22/@ReadingFC), Luca Netz (17/@HerthaBSC), Marco Friedl (22/@werderbremen). Leftback AND rightback: Max Aarons (21/@NorwichCityFC)— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) February 11, 2021
At this stage, Bayern Munich could go with any of the aforementioned players, but the interesting subplot in the hunt for an outside-back is whether or not Bayern Munich can sell Sarr.
Should the Bavarians find a club willing to take on Sarr — a summer transfer window deadline panic move if there ever was one — Bayern Munich might be more inclined to explore a player like Aarons who can shift between both outside-back positions.