In a very odd report from Sport Bild’s Christian Falk during his podcast (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia), former RB Leipzig midfielder Diego Demme was allegedly offered to Bayern Munich last summer to help with the club’s midfield depth.
The oddity mostly comes from the fact this seems to be the first anyone has heard of this rumor...roughly a year after the fact. Bayern Munich does play Napoli this weekend, though, in a friendly.
Regardless, the 29-year-old eventually moved to Napoli in January and when discussing if Demme would be an option for Bayern Munich this summer, Falk said Demme would not be — because he is sidelined with an injury for the next three months:
Napoli midfielder Diego Demme was offered to FC Bayern last summer. The 29-year-old is not an option for this summer either as he's injured and will be sidelined for 3 months [Podcast Bayern Insider, @cfbayern] pic.twitter.com/3VtjrlnfMc— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 30, 2021
Demme certainly would have been an interesting and versatile option for Bayern Munich last summer. Instead of Demme, sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic ended up bringing in Marc Roca and Tiago Dantas. Neither player, however, was really able to provide the depth or versatility that Hansi Flick needed.
At times, Flick opted to use Thomas Müller, Jamal Musiala, and David Alaba in the central midfield rather than Roca or Dantas.
Demme, of course, played for Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann at Leipzig.