In a new report by Sport Bild (print edition, captured by Fussball.news), the future of winger Kingsley Coman remains unclear at Bayern Munich, for now. The 24-year-old, who joined Die Roten from Juventus back in 2016, has a contract that runs until 2023.
As part of this summer’s squad planning, sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić is already working on extending the deals of three core players; namely Coman, Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich, by the end of this season.
However, the club has not yet received a signal of commitment from Coman as well as his agency. Most recently in an interview with Téléfoot, the Paris native confessed that he pondered Bayern exit last summer and also refused to rule out a departure in the future.
As the report states, the Frenchman’s representatives remain well-aware of how highly he is regarded across Europe. In the previous summer, EPL giants Manchester United were seriously interested in landing Coman, offering him a salary worth eight million Euros (net). Their cross-town rivals Manchester City were also said to be in the running. City director Txiki Begiristain pushed ‘until the end’ for a swap deal between departee Leroy Sane and Coman. Bayern, however, rejected all the proposals that came their way and made it clear that Coman wasn’t for sale.
Since coach Flick’s arrival, the France international has grown into an indispensable player for the Bavarians. Along with Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski, Mr. Lisbon has been among the most consistent players of his club, having scored six and set-up eleven goals this season.
As a result, Coman expects to be appreciated accordingly and wants to move up in the ‘internal salary rankings’ of his club. He is currently on an alleged annual wage of twelve million Euros, a figure that would place him in the middle-income bracket in the roster.
The front office is determined to prevent another saga like David Alaba’s. Even if Coman still has two years remaining on his deal, Bild speculates that his contract extension is likely to be already on Brazzo’s agenda. Let’s hope we quickly secure the long-term future of Bavaria’s wing King.