According to a report from Sport Bild (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich is asking for a salary of €20 million per season.
This, of course, is in line with a similar request from Leon Goretzka. The only difference between the players right now is that Goretzka’s deal ends in 2022, while Kimmich’s ends in 2023. If the club is reluctant to meet Kimmich’s demands, it could push off negotiations for another year to buy time in sorting out how to proceed:
Joshua Kimmich, currently representing himself, held first talks with Hasan Salihamidžić. Kimmich's demands are also at around €20m/year. However unlike Goretzka, Kimmich's contract doesn't expire until 2023, so there's still time [@SPORTBILD] pic.twitter.com/fmSnaNvpOQ— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 20, 2021
It would seem unthinkable for Bayern Munich to let Kimmich and/or Goretzka go, but the club seems set on keeping its player salaries in-line.
That might not be the best — or easiest — hill to die on these days.
Jerome Boateng’s salary demands could be too high for Hertha Berlin:
The new plans also mean that another transfer idea will probably be put on hold for the time being: Jerome Boateng (32 / without a club) would probably no longer be needed if Boyata remained in central defense.
In addition: Ex-Bayern star Boateng plays in a different league in terms of salary, should be looking for a club that offers him the premier class. Bobic said at the beginning of the transfer summer: “Jerome is in a completely different sphere. That doesn’t make any sense at all.”
Real Madrid right-back Alvaro Odriozola is considering a loan move to Milan - according to El Transistor.
The Blancos are open to sanctioning the 25-year-old’s departure, with an option to buy likely to be included in any final agreement.
Odriozola is contracted to remain at Real until 2024, but only played 13 league games for the club last term.
Should Bayern Munich lob a flier to Los Blancos to bring in someone to push Bouna Sarr down a notch on the depth chart?
Euro 2020 has come and gone, and football didn’t go home, it went Rome. Italy were crowned champions after defeating England in penalties at Wembley, capping off what was a truly remarkable tournament where the action crescendo’d just as well as Andrea Bocelli’s rendition of Nessun Dorma in the opening ceremony at the Stadio Olimpico ahead of Itlay vs. Turkey on June 11th. There were surprises, letdowns, and everything in between. A lot of players had unexpectedly fantastic tournaments, and others, not so much. Ultimately, it started in Rome and was brought back to Rome with Roberto Mancini’s Azzurri side, who many had pegged to be this tournament’s so-called “dark horses.”
From Germany’s perspective, the joy of escaping group F along with France and Portugal was quickly quelled when Joachim Low’s men were knocked out by England in the 2-0, round of 16 loss at Wembley. While it may have been a disappointment, Germany can now look forward to a new era under Hansi Flick, where he will first pick up World Cup qualifying for Qatar 2022 in September.
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- On this episode, Jake and Tom discuss:
- Euro 2020 Recap: we talk about which teams we were impressed and disappointed by
- We choose our three most outstanding players of the tournament
- It’s never too late to look to the ‘22 World Cup Final
- What do we expect from Germany at next year’s tournament?
Barcelona and Juventus are, according to L’Equipe, exploring the option of swapping Antoine Griezmann for Paulo Dybala.
Both men are seeing moves mooted this summer and it could be that they trade places at Camp Nou and the Allianz Stadium.