According to a report from Sport Bild (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich is set to resume contract talks with Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, and Kingsley Coman.
The club went on a hiatus from negotiations with the players while the European Championships were being played, but now each player is set to get moving on working out a new deal.
There could be a hitch, however.
Coman, Goretzka, and Kimmich each want to be paid in the highest echelon of the club’s salary structure. Per the report, that level of pay is reserved for players like Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer, and Thomas Müller). Bayern Munich also has limited that it will not exceed for certain players as well.
Today, Bayern Munich has a maximum threshold of €20 million and Lewandowski is the only player earning that much. As of now, it would seem highly unlikely that the club will push all three of Kimmich, Goretzka, or Coman into that stratosphere.
The club does not want to stray off of its plan for the salary budget. During negotiations, CEO Oliver Kahn and sporting director Hasan “Brazzo’ Salihamidzic have emphasized the club’s “winning culture” — with titles and Champions League appearances being the primary incentives, aside of a good salary.
Bayern want to remain firm in order to preserve their financial stability. In talks with agents, Kahn and Salihamidžić always refer to the club’s winning culture. Players are not only guaranteed money, but also titles and playing in the Champions League every year
What happens from here for those three players is anyone’s guess.