Bayern Munich defender Chris Richards has been sensational for Hoffenheim while on loan, but his impact is still being felt on Säbener Straße despite working in Sinsheim these days.
FC Dallas loanee Justin Che credits Richards for proving the journey to Germany could be made for young Americans.
“Chris is like a big brother to me. He also comes from FC Dallas, was with Bayern and now plays in the Bundesliga. Every young player from this region tries to take the same path as him. His development gives me great hope and motivation. Maybe I can also make it to the Bundesliga if I work very hard on myself,” said Che.
Che is clearly honored to be a part of Bayern Munich.
“It’s mind-blowing to wear this logo on your chest. The club won the Champions League last year so is currently the best club in the world,” Che said. “It’s an honour to play here and wear this logo on my chest. For example, during the warm-up before my debut, when the coach said that I was going to come off the bench, my heart was totally pumping. The hard work had paid off. That was so cool.”
Bouna Sarr’s move to Bayern Munich has not really worked out, but the Frenchman could potentially have a clear path back to Olympique Marseille per Le10 Sports:
At OM, they could need a right-back this summer and Pablo Longoria would be attentive to that. Moreover, according to information from L’Equipe, the Fabien Centonze file is still open. But other avenues could be explored. And why not Bouna Sarr? Having left OM last summer, the Bayern Munich player could already pack his bags. According to information from Sport1, a meeting should soon be held between the Bavarians and the Sarr clan, but the trend is towards a departure. Having revealed himself to (Marseille) a right-back, the 29-year-old could therefore be a good option for Pablo Longoria if needed.
Could former Bayern Munich headache...err, midfielder James Rodriguez be on the move once more? Per at least one report, Sevilla is thinking about bringing the Colombian star back to La Liga:
According to latest Spanish news, Sevilla FC are planning a move at Colombian international attacking midfielder/winger James Rodriguez (29, together with his current boss, Carlo Ancelotti, but back when playing for Bayern Munich). Rojiblancos are considering an involvement of 33-year old Argentinian international winger Alejandro “Papu” Gomez, purchased from Atalanta just last January, as a bargain.
Manchester United and Arsenal are allegedly keen on Borussia Mönchengladbach forward Alassane Plea:
Borussia Monchengladbach forward Alassane Plea is on the radar of both Manchester United and Arsenal ahead of the summer window. Plea, 28, has netted 11 goals in the Bundesliga this year and with his contract running out in 2022, could be available on a cut-price deal. According to The Mail on Sunday, both sides are in the market for a striker and Plea fits the bill.
A lot of crazy ideas have emerged from the semi-quarantine that the world is living in, but this one might take the cake. A bunch of dudes named Josh dressed up, travelled to some random park in Nebraska, and beat each other with foam swords or pool noodles or some other soft “weaponry.”
Surely, if Joshua Kimmich was in attendance, there would have been only one Josh left standing:
I am soooo hoping that our own Josh Tobolt made this trip and participated.
(Due to a scheduling hiccup — aka the author is a dope and schedule for 12PM EST instead of 12AM EST — the Schmankerl was released late today. It will resume in its normal slot tomorrow.)