Per a report from Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg, Bayern Munich will not be paying the €40 million release clause on Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder and Germany international Florian Neuhaus.
The rumor had been lingering for months that the Bavarians were contemplating making a move for Neuhaus, but it appears that a move will not be happening — at least not at Neuhaus’ current €40 million price tag.
During the COVID-19 Era, €40 million is a steep price to pay for a player who would not be in the starting line-up. With Thomas Müller, Leon Goretzka, and Joshua Kimmich all entrenched at the 10, 8, and 6 positions, Neuhaus would have absolutely had issues in breaking into Bayern Munich’s starting XI.
Surely, the Bavarians would love to have a depth piece as good and as versatile as Neuhaus, but at €40 million, the cost was probably too prohibitive for Bayern Munich at this time.