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Court records reveal Niklas Süle’s desire to leave Bayern Munich as Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur were possible destinations

While these types of conversations are typical, it appears that Niklas Süle has been unhappy at Bayern Munich for quite a while.

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The court case pitting two agents against each other continues to reveal incredible details about the inner-workings of Bayern Munich and how players and agents communicate.

A report by Der Spiegel detailed the case between dueling agents suffering through a schism, but the latest bit to drop was a series of WhatsApp messages that were exchanged by Niklas Süle and agent Murat Lokurlu (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia) — you might want to take a deep breath before going on this wild ride:

  • As far back as November 2018, Süle was looking to leave Bayern Munich. After having to split time with Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng, the club was being linked to acquiring Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard for the 2019/2020 season, which probably left Süle confused about his standing within the squad. Arsenal FC, Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC, and Manchester United were all listed as possible destinations:
  • Lokurlu was also shocked by the request:
  • At that point, interest was gauged and things were happening quickly:
  • Almost a year later — after no movement — Süle told Lokurlu that he wanted to move to Tottenham Hotspur. It should be noted that this was just a few moths after Süle has to public defend himself against claim he was fat — and also after Hernandez and Pavard had arrived. Süle famously said, “I’m no lard-arse”:
  • Süle — gasp! — said he would even go to Arsenal:
  • Before the Euro 2020 competition got moved to 2021, Süle was already planning to transfer away in the summer of 2020:
  • After Süle’s ACL tear, the interest from England in the Germany international died down:
  • Finally, for additional context on why this is all happening:

BFW Analysis

While the tweets and information may not look great for Süle, it should be noted that all of the information is from roughly two years — and there was quite a bit of drama within ol’ “FC Hollywood” during that period. As the team has changed drastically (with the front office, coaches, and players), Süle could have changed his mindset on how he feels about staying with Bayern Munich.

Whatever happens, the upcoming winter negotiations between Süle and the club should reveal a lot.