clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich scoping PSG’s Julian Draxler?; Lars Lukas Mai keeping all options open; €75 million for Eduardo Camavinga?; Erling Haaland gets it; and MORE!

New, comments

One more day closer to the weekend...and I can’t wait.

Paris Saint-Germain v FC Bayern Munich - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final 3: Leg Two Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Bayern targeting Draxler? (Transfer Market Web)

Bayern Munich has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain’s Julian Draxler in the past, but now those rumors are sparking once more:

Meant to leave PSG, unless extending, on a free move, 27-year old international attacking midfielder Julian Draxler, according to latest German news, has been picked as a market target by Bayern Munich. Former Schalke and Wolfsburg playmaker joined French giants first back in January 2017.

Any talk of Draxler joining Bayern Munich creates a firestorm of commentary from everyone. There does not seem to be a middle-ground of opinions on Draxler with some people being strictly Anti-Draxler and others (a much smaller minority) being Pro-Draxler.

This also marks a milestone with our “Bad Take” series coming back full circle. You might remember a certain Daily Schmankerl writer already put out his thoughts on this.

Haaland gets it (@ESPNFC)

The mini-controversy that temporarily — and wrongly — ignited when a referee was seen asking Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland for his autograph is coming full circle. Haaland put forth a tremendous gesture to support the SOS Autism charity:

Mai keep all options open (kicker)

Bayern Munich loanee Lars Lukas Mai has had a great season with Darmstadt, but is not showing his cards on what his future might look like:

What’s next for U-21 international Lars Lukas Mai? In Darmstadt, the loan from the Bayern reserve is back in the defense center because Patric Pfeiffer is out for the rest of the season with a syndesmosis injury. The aim is to participate in the finals of the U-21 European Championship, for which Mai wants to recommend himself. And then? The central defender doesn’t let himself look into his cards. He also did not categorically rule out staying with the Lilies: “I’ll keep all options open.”

Mai is in an odd spot. He has talent and is ready to play, but Bayern Munich just doesn’t have room for him. It seems like the Bavarians will almost assuredly part ways with the 21-year-old this summer.

Camavinga’s fee at €75 million? (Transfer Market Web)

We had seen reports that Bayern Munich’s interest in Stade Rennais midfielder Eduardo Camavinga was spiking, but now it might be getting real:

But, uh, €75 million for Camavinga is absurd:

According to France Football, Bayern Munich are going at French international midfielder Eduardo Camavinga (18). Tracked by many A-listers around, including Liverpool and Real Madrid, the 2002-born is going to leave Stade Rennais on an about 75 million euros transfer fee.

About yesterday (Bavarian Football Works)

If you noticed I wasn’t around as much yesterday, well, it’s because I got wrecked by Moderna shot #2. I didn’t sleep at all Tuesday going into Wednesday and spent nearly all of Wednesday alternating between shivering and burning up.

Great times...

The worst part of the experience was the fatigue. Every joint in my body hurt...more I felt completely useless to everyone around me. As I type this on Wednesday night, I’m feeling a bit more “with it”, but man, this has not been fun.