Bayern Munich just like all clubs in Europe, has been it hard by the coronavirus crisis and the financially challenges that it has posed. Now, according to Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg as captured by @iMiaSanMia, the club has told players of its intentions to not pay as extravagant salaries as in previous years.
Several players have been personally informed this summer that the club is tightening its belts in terms of salary payments more than in previous years [@Plettigoal, @SPORT1]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 30, 2021
Bayern already losing David Alaba to Real Madrid, could be a sign of things to come. The Austrian defender is being paid much more than Bayern were willing to offer in Spain.
Recently, with Leroy Sane’s signing, the Bavarians’ wage structure got blown right open. Furthermore, with multiple key players contracts expiring; the Joshua Kimmich’s and Leon Goretzka’s wanting to be on similar salaries to Bayern’s elite (Thomas Muller, Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer), it appears uncertain whether Bayern can actually afford to offer contracts to these contract expiring players.
While Bayern has handled the pandemic admirably, it is a very real possibility for some players like Kingsley Coman, Kimmich, Goretzka or even Lewandowski to leave sometime in the future. Bayern simply can’t have more than 4-5 players in that top 15M+ wage bracket. Uncertain times lie ahead for Bayern’s core.