The transfer market in the footballing world has certainly changed forever due to the coronavirus pandemic. More elite clubs across Europe might not have been affected as much as some of the smaller clubs across the globe were, but transfer windows will look a little bit different for the foreseeable future due to the financial losses that were experienced.
At Bayern Munich, the club has already signed Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig and Omar Richards from Reading FC and doesn’t plan on making any more substantial signings during this summer’s transfer window. Unless, of course, someone were to be sold; like Kingsley Coman or perhaps even Niklas Sule, both of whom are in the middle of contract negotiations with the club. Add to that, the 15-million euros Bayern had to pay to bring in new manager Julian Nagelsmann from Leipzig. The youth teams, and integration from the youth teams into the senior squad, as club president Herbert Hainer in a new report from SPOX, is going to be a point of emphasis for Nagelsmann and his assistants.
“He [Nagelsmann] should ensure an even closer connection between the youth teams and the first team, so that in the future we have more and more players of our own,” Hainer explained.
The club hasn’t quite found their next David Alaba or Thomas Muller, so to speak, in terms of players working their way through the youth teams, but with the massive investment in the Bayern campus, it’s clear that there’s a big focus on it. Jamal Musiala is perhaps one of the most prevalent prospects to come out of the youth teams within recent seasons and the goal is to produce more Musialas.
“That would not only have financial advantages for us in terms of squad planning, but we also want to achieve success for the investments in our campus. Nagelsmann is the perfect man for that,” Hainer continued.
Nagelsmann has a good track record of having an eye for youth talent with his tenures at TSG Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig, who’s RedBull academy system is famous for its production of youth talents between all of Leipzig’s academies and sister clubs.