Bayern Munich has a bit of a conundrum on their hands with midfielder Michael Cuisance, famously known here at BFW as the “#StepOverKing.” Per a new report from Bild, it is clear that Bayern does not want to keep hold of him and would like to sell him at some point before the summer transfer window closes.
Per the report, Turkish side Galatasaray has expressed keen interest in signing the Frenchmen, but Bayern has confirmed that they have not yet lodged any official offers. They do, however, report that contact has been made between representatives of the Süper Lig club, Bayern’s front office, and Cuisance’s agent. From Galatasaray’s perspective, they are more interested in setting up some sort of a loan deal, similar to what Bayern did with Olympique Marseille for Cuisance. That can be a potential roadblock, because Bayern would prefer to sell him outright.
Personally, Cuisance does not want a move to any club outside of Europe’s top five leagues, but he really might not have much of a choice when push comes to shove. His loan spell at Marseille in Ligue 1 really did not go well by any stretch of the imagination and he was even left out of their last to league matches of the season due to disciplinary reasons. In that sense, his reputation precedes himself as he’s been known to be quite a difficult character to work with from his time at both Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayern.
He’s been training with Bayern at Sabener Strasse since the beginning of July under Julian Nagelsmann, and the new manager has even praised him in training, but that really doesn’t really have any bearing on Bayern’s overall stance on him. It’s clear that Bayern is going to have to work diligently hard to find a solution with him. They want to sell, and the only club currently interested (Galatasaray) would much prefer a loan deal. Bayern might have to get creative and think outside the box to try and figure out the best solution for all parties involved, otherwise Cuisance could just take up space in the squad.