Per a report from kicker, Bayern Munich might already have seen enough of back-up right-back Bouna Sarr.
The 29-year-old Frenchman signed a four-year contract during the 2020 summer transfer window, but has failed to impress the Bavarian brass and might already be ticketed to leave town.
Sarr’s performance in Bayern Munich’s 3-3 draw against Arminia Bielefeld was subpar at best, but kicker rated it even more harshly:
The Frenchman did not look good when he conceded the first and third goals, showed great deficiencies in his positional play, allowed himself to be run over, and failed to make an impact going forward. Flick replaced the 29-year-old after just under an hour, bringing on Kimmich in his former position, and Bayern at least salvaged a point.
More, kicker goes as far as to essentially give the old “not Bayern quality” description to Sarr:
In four league appearances, Sarr comes to a grade average of 4.38. In the Pokal, he received the 4.5 before exiting Kiel and in two graded Champions League appearances, his average grade was 4.75. At this point, it can be said that Sarr does not embody Bayern’s sporting level.
While many questioned Sarr’s signing initially, kicker dug a bit deeper into why it was so puzzling when the Bavarians paid approximately €10 million for him and subsequently inked Sarr to a four-year deal:
The Munich side surprisingly signed this player from Olympique Marseille at the beginning of October. It is all the more surprising that FC Bayern tied him down for four years and invested around ten million euros in transfer fees. Ridle Baku, for example, moved from Mainz to VfL Wolfsburg on similar terms and rose to become a German international — as a 22-year-old with prospects. It is quite possible that Bayern will once again be looking for a reliable back-up to Pavard in the summer.
Sarr’s struggles are also coinciding with an uptick in play from Benjamin Pavard. Given that Pavard slumped badly at times earlier in the season, it was telling that Sarr still could not win more consistent playing time shows that the former Olympique Marseille player just might not have the quality that Bayern Munich desires.
The big question is if Bayern Munich does decide to invest in another right-back, will it keep Sarr to be an anchor on the bench or will it be able to find a suitor to take on the Frenchman?