It’s Wednesday and Sport Bild just dropped a huge helping of bad news on our doorstep. This time round, we’re covering the report that Bayern Munich have not received any offers for the players they want to sell. Michael Cuisance, Corentin Tolisso, and Joshua Zirkzee are all supposed to be on the market this summer, but their prospects for leaving the Sabener Strasse are slim. Meanwhile, it’s doubtful whether Julian Nagelsmann could find a spot for them in the squad even if they do stay — the trio are in a complete limbo.
Bayern are getting increasingly aware that the players they put up for sale have no suitors (Cuisance, Zirkzee, Tolisso). There are no buyers in sight for these out of favour players [@cfbayern, @SPORTBILD]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 20, 2021
This is obviously deeply worrying for a myriad of reasons, not least because Bayern really the money. Right now, selling players is the only way for the club to invest in areas of need, such as right-back or midfield. With those funds unavailable, Bayern will inevitably end up with stopgap measures — possibly another Buona Sarr.
Could these players stick around and maybe show a good account of themselves with Nagelsmann? Maybe. Cuisance and Zirkzee are undoubtedly talented, while Tolisso’s main problem is his injuries. There’s no reason why they couldn’t work hard and manage to push into a contributing role — but that’s a huge risk for the club, and a massive headache for the coach to deal with.
It’s been a long time since Bayern’s squad has been this poorly managed, and the board have some difficult questions to answer. This summer window is set to be the worst in some time.