Oliver Kahn does not see a need for Bayern Munich to engage in any more activity in the transfer market. As it stands, they club only brought in Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig and Omar Richards from Reading FC, and they’ve lost David Alaba, Jerome Boateng, and Javi Martinez. Bayern is also going through a consortium of contract negotiations with a handful of players in the squad as the club’s wage structure, combined with coronavirus losses, have presented their set of problems.
Speaking to RTL ahead of the team’s final preseason friendly of the summer against SSC Napoli over the weekend, Kahn said he feels Bayern is “well positioned” in every area of the pitch (Az). “No, I think we’re very well positioned in all parts of the team,” Kahn explained when he was asked whether or not Bayern plans on doing any more business before the window closes. Departures, of course, could change that as several clubs have shown interest in buying Kingsley Coman, but Julian Nagelsmann is currently planning on having him in the squad this season.
Joshua Zirkzee is also close to securing a loan deal with Belgian outfit RSC Anderlecht, but Bayern hasn’t been able to find many suitors for Michael Cuisance and as a result, might have to keep him beyond this summer. From that standpoint, unless something drastic happens with a potential departure of Coman, Bayern’s transfer business for this window seems to be done.
In addition to feeling that Bayern’s squad is well suited in every position, Kahn said he realizes that “we are not the only club affected by the pandemic,” and it’s still Bayern’s aim to be amongst the “top four, best of all top three” clubs in Europe.
While Bayern’s preseason record could certainly be viewed as cause for concern, Nagelsmann will welcome all of his Euro 2020 stars back, adding necessary depth. Before most of the internationals got back, the squad was comprised of mostly youth or fringe players aside from Sven Ulreich, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Upamecano and (Omar) Richards. Both Lucas Hernandez and Alphonso Davies are still injured, though, and expected to miss the beginning week(s) of the season along with midfielder Marc Roca.