“Once I actually dealt with it more specifically,” Lahm told Sport Bild (as captured by Tz). “It would have been FC Barcelona, number one in Europe at the time. But then I decided to stay with Munich. With Barcelona I might have won the Champions League more often, but it was important to me to do it with my club. I would have blamed myself for it all my life if I’d left and Bayern at some point would have won the Champions League during this time without me.”
The European Championships are over and now the focus shifts fully to Bayern Munich’s preparations for this season. Julian Nagelsmann is working with a stripped down crew right now, but the young coach is making the most of this time.
On this episode we talk about the following:
- The Euro finale between Italy and England.
- The rumors linking Robert Lewandowski to Real Madrid, Chelsea FC, and Manchester City.
- The uncertain future of Michaël Cuisance in Bavaria.
- The completely unlikely story about Bayern Munich bidding €80 million for Federico Chiesa.
The rumblings regarding a potential move by RB Leipzig’s Marcel Halstenberg to Borussia Dortmund are getting louder:
Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller and former Bavarian winger Franck Ribery are among the best players for “assists per minute”:
Ever wondered which footballers possess the best minutes-per-assist ratio over the last decade?— These Football Times (@thesefootytimes) July 16, 2021
1️⃣7️⃣9️⃣ Ángel Di María
1️⃣8️⃣1️⃣ Franck Ribéry
1️⃣8️⃣9️⃣ Kevin De Bruyne
1️⃣9️⃣6️⃣ Lionel Messi
1️⃣9️⃣6️⃣ Thomas Müller
If you’re a centre-forward, Ángel’s your man.
Data: u/Gabs289 (Reddit) pic.twitter.com/d7fVgWkDOI
Could Liverpool be close to getting Renato Sanches? Jurgen Klopp might get his man to replace Gini Wijnaldum from Lille:
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp might finally have his Gini Wijnaldum replacement in Renato Sanches, with the Reds reportedly primed to sign the Portuguese midfielder from Lille this summer (Daily Express).
Chelsea reportedly put down a €99 million bid for Juventus winger Federico Chiesa, but was soundly rejected by The Old Lady (who among us...am I right?):
Juventus have rejected an £85m bid from Chelsea for Chiesa, according to reports ❌— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) July 16, 2021
Lukas Nmecha will reportedly make the move to Wolfsburg:
Lukas Nmecha to Wolfsburg is now official. Excited to see him back in Germany. Probably the best candidate to fill that big void Germany have on the number 9 position.— Manuel Veth (@ManuelVeth) July 16, 2021