Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann is taking over Bayern Munich as a very strange time.
Key veterans like David Alaba, Jerome Boateng, and Javi Martinez all departed after last season and some players in the club’s core group are heading into the twilight of their respective careers.
Nagelsmann understands that the quality Bayern Munich has lost is difficult to replace, but also knows that the current financial climate has limited the Bavarians’ ability to reload quickly.
“It is important what the financial situation of a club is, what the extent of the pandemic is. It is important background information that I always want to be able to easily understand what is happening in transfers,” Nagelsmann told Sky Sport. “I said that at the press conference that it is always important as a club to talk about transfers, about the squad, to plan the squad and also to develop visions. What can a squad look like? But I’m someone who just solves it internally. I’m talking to Brazzo (Hasan Salihamidzic), Marco Neppe, and my coaching team. What is important in the future? What are the numbers that are called on the transfer market? They are just extreme and we just can’t go with all extremes.”
That is the best attitude Nagelsmann can have at this stage. Unless something drastic changes, Bayern Munich will likely either stand pat or hit the discount rack if it needs to make an acquisition.