According to Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg on his podcast Meine Bayern-Woche, Bayern Munich are looking to sign a new midfielder this summer. The club have set their sights on Stade Rennais youngster Eduardo Camavinga, whose contract expires in 2022. However, the player is also wanted by plenty of teams across Europe, including Real Madrid and Chelsea.
Here’s a summary of what was said on the podcast:
Bayern are looking for a new midfielder. The club has been watching Eduardo Camavinga for two years and are monitoring his situation closely. Camavinga is unlikely to extend his contract (expires in 2022) and would therefore be sold this summer [Meine Bayern-Woche, @Plettigoal] pic.twitter.com/3343aidArc— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) April 2, 2021
Given that Bayern ruled out a transfer of Borussia Monchengladbach’s Florian Neuhaus earlier in the season, Camavinga may be seen as a cheaper alternative to boost the quality of the midfield. With Corentin Tolisso seemingly on his way out and Marc Roca unable to impress the coach, the Bavarians desperately need midfield reinforcements this summer.
This isn’t the first time Bayern have been linked with Camavinga, so this rumor didn’t just come out of nowhere. However, it’s likely that the player’s agent will be talking to teams across Europe, which might ignite a bidding war that raises his price to sky-high levels.
If that happens, you can probably count Bayern out of this one. After signing Upamecano, the club doesn’t have the funds for another big signing in the same window. If they did, either Florian Neuhaus or Denis Zakaria would probably be first-choice transfers. For now, the fans will have to settle on another compromise.