Everything has a price — or so it seems.
Per a report from Bild+ (as captured by fcbinside.de), Bayern Munich can buy out Julian Nagelsmann’s contract with RB Leipzig by paying a certain fee. The German coach is under a deal with Die Roten Bullen that runs through 2023.
Although chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has made it clear that the club will try everything to hold on to coach Hansi Flick, Bild claims that sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić has already started planning on bringing Nagelsmann to Bavaria.
As mentioned previously, Nagelsmann is Brazzo’s preferred candidate for Flick’s post. The new report reveals that the sporting director has already asked Nagelsmann’s agent about his availability in the upcoming summer. The 33-year-old’s name was brought into discussion in 2019 as well, after the axing of the then manager Niko Kovac. While Nagelsmann himself recently played down the rumours linking him to European giants like Barcelona, Bild reports that the 33-year old is allured by the prospect of coaching Bayern, next season:
According to the “Sport BILD” Nagelsmann feels comfortable in Leipzig, but still flirts with a move to the German record champion. Bayern would be an attractive job, both from a sporting and a private point of view, and his family already lives in Munich. In addition, he would have the chance to play for national and international titles.
Nagelsmann happens to have no shortage of suitors, with FC Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, and Chelsea all having been linked to him in the past. A few weeks ago, Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche was also asked about Nagelsmann’s early exit — to which he responded calmly and mentioned the coach’s contractual agreement till 2023.
Internally, on the other hand, Leipzig brass have started considering the prospect of parting ways with their head trainer. In the event that the Bavarian giants do come calling, Leipzig could demand 10 million Euros in transfer fees, since Nagelsmann doesn’t have a release clause in his contract:
According to information from “Sport BILD,” the Saxons are demanding a transfer fee of 10 million euros. Since Nagelsmann does not have an exit clause in his contract, which runs until 2023, RB can call up such a sum.
Furthermore, Bayern are also likely to put a certain price tag on Flick on similar grounds, in case DFB successfully convinces the 55-year-old to join Germany NT.
Nagelsmann’s future at his dream destination ultimately depends on Flick’s decision at the end of the season. Thus far, Die Roten’s sextuple mastermind hasn’t given a ‘definite no’ to Die Mannschaft role. The ongoing feud with Brazzo, in addition to Kalle’s retirement at the end of the year, are not helping matters either.
Rumors persist that the post of national coach would definitely appeal to the successful coach. Above all, the ongoing feud with Hasan Salihamidzic could ultimately lead to Flick pushing for a departure from FC Bayern.