Bayern Munich’s international players were already going to miss a good chunk of camp, but when Marc Roca suffered an injury and Corentin Tolisso tested positive for COVID-19, a thin depth chart in the central midfield got even slimmer.
According to Sport Bild, Bayern Munich might be inclined to start looking for depth options in the transfer market:
All bosses have recently emphasized several times that Bayern will no longer invest heavily in new stars. One position that could be retrofitted has nevertheless been identified: Reinforcements are to come in the central midfield!
Also because Marc Roca (24) is not expected to return until the beginning of September after tearing his ankle ligament. The question: how much money can the people of Munich really spend?
Even with the lack of depth, Bayern Munich is also reportedly still trying to sell Tolisso as well. If that happens — no matter how doubtful it seems at this moment — there could be some transfer market action for the Bavarians.
Another report, however, states that Bayern Munich won’t make any “panic” moves like last season. Twitter account @iMiaSanMia captured a report from kicker that states that Nagelsmann will be looking to give opportunities to players like Taylor Booth and Torben Rhein — unless a top player became immediately available:
Bayern will only act on the transfer market if a top player who is at the level of the team and can help immediately is available [Kicker]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 28, 2021
Both Rhein and Booth have been impressive thus far and could have worked their way into contention for a game day roster spots regardless.