Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich extended his contract through 2025 yesterday, but when speaking about the titles he is expecting to win, the midfielder sure sounded like he was expecting a talented new arrival on campus shortly. Was Kimmich referencing Marcel Sabitzer? It sure seems like he was operating with some inside information:
Spannend, was #Kimmich zum Kader des #FCBayern sagte: "Ich sehe die Möglichkeit, in den nächsten Jahren Titel zu gewinnen - auch in Europa. Der Kader ist sehr, sehr gut, vielleicht würde der eine oder andere (Neuzugang) noch gut tun." #Sabitzer— Maximilian Koch (@Koch_AZ) August 23, 2021
Exciting what #Kimmich to the squad of the #FCBayern said: “I see the possibility of winning titles in the next few years - also in Europe. The squad is very, very good, maybe one or the other (newcomer) would still do well.” #Sabitzer
Luca Waldschmidt has made the move back to Germany. Waldschmidt left SC Freiburg for Benfica back in 2020 in what most considered a lackluster transfer. Now, Waldschmidt has signed with Wolfsburg and looks to revive his career:
The fee exchanged between Benfica and Wolfsburg is rumored to be €12 million per Transfermarkt.
This is yet another deal that makes the €10 million to €20 million rumored price tag for RB Leipzig’s Marcel Sabitzer even more of a ridiculously good deal.
Andrej Kramaric seems pretty non-committal on his future at Hoffenheim:
Speaking to DAZN after Hoffenheim’s 2-2 draw against Union Berlin, Andrej Kramaric discussed his time at the Bundesliga side but didn’t want to answer a question on his future.
“I’ve been here for five and a half years and I’m happy. We had a lot of success even if it wasn’t that good last year,” said Kramaric. When asked about his future, the 30-year-old said: “I can’t answer that.”
The Croatia international has just 12 months remaining on his current deal with Hoffenheim willing to run it down and risk losing him for free next summer.
Since joining from Leicester City in 2016, Kramaric has scored 97 and created 40 in 187 games for Hoffenheim.
So many players looking to transfer...so many connections to Nagelsmann.
Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann might just be toying with everyone when he has the club release his formations as a 4-2-3-1.
During his team’s win over FC Köln, Nagelsmann absolutely shifted roles and responsibilities around without really calling it what it was. Will the new boss have more of that on tap? We cover that and whole lot more on this episode of Bavarian Football Works. Here is the rundown of what we have on tap:
- The finer points of Bayern Munich’s win over FC Köln, the formation, and what went right and wrong during the match.
- How the wings stack up and who should be starting on the offensive flanks.
- What signing Marcel Sabitzer would mean and a look at how he might fit.
- Talking “Title Hamsters”, dessert before dinner, and more!
One-time Bayern Munich transfer target Eduardo Camavinga could be on his way to....Paris Saint-Germain:
The top French club PSG are continuing to work on their “team of the century”. Accordingly, Eduardo Camavinga should be brought to Paris this summer, a top talent.
As the French newspaper L’Equipe reports, the change of the 18-year-old midfielder should be as good as fixed. Accordingly, PSG is transferring around 30 million euros to Stade Rennes for the services of the youngster.
Manchester United was also closely linked to Camavinga.
Hertha Berlin appears close to selling Matheus Cunha to Atletico Madrid:
Agreement in principle between Hertha BSC and Atlético Madrid for a transfer of Matheus Cunha!— Max Bielefeld (@Sky_MaxB) August 23, 2021
Hertha accepted 30m€ plus bonuses - nothing is signed though.
Everton tried to hijack the deal in the last hours, but the player prefers a move to Spain!#TransferUpdate
Chelsea are allegedly monitoring Jude Bellingham as the Blues plot a transfer move for the midfielder as an alternative to West Ham’s Declan Rice. The west Londoners have only made two acquisitions up until now this summer market.
Sevilla defender Jules Kounde is their number one target while Chelsea have also held a strong interest in the Hammers’ England midfielder Rice. Now that may be cooling as they reportedly switch their attention to Borussia Dortmund’s Three Lions sensation Bellingham.
Eurosport’s Dean Jones states the Blues ‘have an eye’ on the 18-year-old midfielder after his stunning first year in the Bundesliga. He said on The Football Terrace podcast: “I’ve talked about Jude Bellingham in the past and that one becomes interesting. And we’ll see what happens at Dortmund this season under Marco Rose.
“I know he’s excited about the project there and he’s definitely getting better as a player. But Chelsea do also have an eye on Jude Bellingham. If, for whatever reason, Declan Rice doesn’t work out.”
Chelsea would likely face stiff competition from Manchester United for the former Birmingham City man.
ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works Postgame Show — Catch up on Bayern’s win over Köln (Bavarian Football Works)
Phew, that was a wild ride. Bayern Munich’s second Bundesliga game this season saw them pitted against a feisty Köln side that was unafraid to attack and defended like their lives depended on it. Nagelsmann’s third game of the season showed signs of promise, but lacked the dominance and the free-flowing football that we’ve come to expect from Bayern in recent years.
There were plenty of takeaways from the game, which have been covered in the pod. Here’s are some major points that are covered:
- The lineup: A back 3 or a back 4?
- The lack of cohesion and a lot of rust witnessed in the first half.
- A tale of 3 wingers and 2 halves.
- Bayern’s defense is sus, as usual.
- A brilliant effort from Köln, who are to be taken seriously.
- Chuck’s magic.