During his press conference earlier today, Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick was asked several questions about player contracts. Specifically, Flick was quizzed on the respective statuses of Jerome Boateng, Tiago Dantas, and Alexander Nübel.
“At the moment I am not talking about it. I can’t comment on that,” Flick said on the subject of Boateng’s pending free agency (per Tz).
Recent reports indicate that Bayern Munich will meet with Boateng at some point this month, but also that the club is planning to move on without him.
The questioning on contracts would not stop there, however.
Nübel’s current deal with the club became a focal point for the media as it is rumored that the player has a clause that will allow him to void the contract if he does not appear in 10 games this season. Flick, of course, denied any knowledge of such a clause.
“No. I don’t know any clauses, I don’t know the players’ contracts,” said Flick. “I have to make a decision about who will play or not. I won’t let myself be persuaded, either.”
So, whether Nübel’s contract contains that exit clause or not, does not matter much to Flick — he’s going to do whatever is needed to help the team secure more victories.
Finally, Flick was asked about Dantas, who Bayern Munich will have to make a formal decision on shortly. Bayern Munich reportedly holds a €7.5million release clause on Dantas, but recent reports indicate the club will not exercise the option.
“Tiago is making progress. That was a project I wanted to tackle,” Flick said. “I would have hoped he would play a few more games, including with the U-23. Now his focus is with us (the senior team). If there is a chance, he will be given minutes.”