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Bayern Munich transfer news: Marc Roca wants to stay, Bouna Sarr wants to leave

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While it’s unlikely that Bayern Munich make anymore splashing signings this summer after Dayot Upamecano, it’s fair to expect several moves among the periphery.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on throughout the world, it’s expected that, for the second year in a row, Bayern Munich will dabble in the transfer market instead of diving in head first. While the club remains in solid financial footing thanks to years of terrific management, the lack of funds from ticket sales for nearly a full season and a half has greatly reduced their spending power.

Last summer (well, summer/fall) saw the Bavarians really only splurge on Leroy Sané, while bringing in others on free transfers or loans. All indications are that, once again, this summer will be a similar situation. With Dayot Upamecano already announced, it’s difficult to see Bayern spending on another big transfer this summer, even if Niklas Süle also exits.

However, that doesn’t mean that Bayern won’t make a few moves along the fringes of the squad. Last year, the club spent roughly €25 million in bringing on Marc Roca and Bouna Sarr to feature as substitutes for the club. Unfortunately, neither player has been able to establish themselves under Hansi Flick this season and have managed less than 1,300 minutes combined this year in all competitions.

Now, according to Sport1, we have a glimpse into the future for the two players.

Roca, who will turn 25 years old in the fall, wants to stick it out with Bayern and fight for a spot in the midfield rotation. He’s not interested in a loan at this time. As for Sarr, the 29 year old is prepared the leave the club in search of playing time. According to the report, Bayern would be willing to part with him if there is an adequate offer this summer.

Of course, all of this hinges on who will be coaching Bayern next season. The dynamic could change dramatically in an instant.