Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had a massive interview with ZDF (as captured by Spox) and one of the hot topics he touched on was Bayern Munich’s contractual relationship with center-back Niklas Süle.
While Rummenigge was far from committing to Süle, it does appear that the club is at least planning to engage in negotiations early this summer. Should things fail to come to an accord, however, Bayern Munich will likely have a quick trigger to pull on a sale of the big man.
The Bavarians are clearly looking to avoid another situation like they have had with David Alaba and Jerome Boateng, where they will likely lose both players and generate no revenue in return.
“We want the good German national players at FC Bayern,” said Rummenigge. “Niklas still has one year of contract. We will hold talks and see where they lead. We will look at it seriously and calmly until the summer. Corona has also caused financial damage to FC Bayern. If we find a solution, we are generally happy to extend the contract, but that will only be possible under certain conditions.”
Of course, you can interpret that however you see fit. The Daily Mail decided that Bayern Munich will only extend Süle if they can “find a solution to their financial difficulty.” That seems like a stretch for an existing player on the roster, but is possible should Bayern Munich assess that Süle’s wage demands are too high.
If Bayern Munich wants Süle and Süle wants the financial package that the Bavarians are offering then things should work out. If one of those two factors are not in line, however, we could see the 25-year-old exit.
At one point it was nearly inconceivable that Bayern Munich would part ways with such a young, talented, German defender. With the recent signing of Dayot Upamecano, however, Süle’s future with the club seems uncertain at best.
Süle has struggled in his recovery from a devastating knee injury that he suffered last season. Whether or not this will be something that plagues him for the rest of his career remains to be seen, but assessing a player on the year immediately after such an injury is almost never a good idea.
Chelsea is rumored to be among the teams interested in Süle.