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Report: Bayern Munich prepared to go dumpster diving

Could Bayern Munich find some late transfer window gems on the discount rack?

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Bayern Munich is keen to add more depth to its roster and apparently the club might need to outsource its transfer dealings to the team from American Pickers if you believe Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg.

According to Plettenberg (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia), the Bavarians are going to scour the driftwood from big clubs near the end of the transfer window in hopes of find a good bargain:

Given the state of the world football economy, though, this could be a sound plan.

Mega-clubs like Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are a mess financially and need to unload talent just to make their wage scales “(bleeping) crazy” instead of “totally (bleeping) crazy.” In addition, Paris-Saint Germain, Manchester City, Chelsea FC, and even Manchester United are carrying too much expensive talent to continue to pay big bucks for players, who will not get on the pitch.

If you look up-and-down the rosters of those aforementioned clubs, you can easily see how many players could potentially be targets to be cut loose on the cheap because these clubs just hoarded too much talent — at too high a price — over the years.

Given the moves some of those clubs have made, here is a brief sampling of players, who could potentially find themselves available depending on how things evolve over the next couple of weeks:

  • Chelsea: Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Callum Hudson-Odoi
  • Manchester United: Jesse Lingard
  • Manchester City: Bernardo Silva
  • Paris Saint-Germain: Julian Draxler, Thilo Kehrer, Mauro Icardi
  • Real Madrid: Luka Jovic, Alvaro Odriozola
  • FC Barcelona: Philippe Coutinho, Sergi Roberto, Miralem Pjanic

Surely, some of those players are already available and some others might find themselves on the outside looking in as the rosters settle for each team.