According a report from Bild (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich might not be looking to add another midfielder to the roster — even with Javi Martinez, David Alaba, and Angelo Stiller all leaving Säbener Straße this summer.
Martinez is a free agent, while Alaba — who has mostly been known for his play at center-back and left-back, but who saw significant time as a defensive midfielder at the end of this season — is expected to sign with Real Madrid.
Stiller, meanwhile, will head over to Hoffenheim with former Bayern Munich II manager Sebastian Hoeneß:
Despite the departure of Javi Martínez, Bayern are currently not looking to strengthen the midfield [Bild]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) May 25, 2021
So...where does that leave the Bayern Munich midfield?
Well, Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka are are pretty good place to start. Regardless of what formation Julian Nagelsmann will run, Kimmich and Goretzka figure to be a solid foundation to build from.
Otherwise, Jamal Musiala, Corentin Tolisso, Marc Roca, Tanguy Nianzou, Adrien Fein, and Torben Rhein all could play a role — if all are on the roster for the start of the season.
Musiala, of course, is a versatile player who can function in an offensive midfield role or as a wing, while Tolisso and Roca are midfielders by trade.
Nianzou is mostly known as a center-back, but can also play as a defensive midfielder, while Rhein is considered one of the gems of the Bayern Munich campus and could push for role on the first team.
It should be noted, however, that Tolisso has been linked with a transfer away from Bayern Munich and Rhein could be a candidate for a loan assignment.
Is that enough quality depth to handle the rigors of a long season and a the top-flight competition of the Champions League?