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Report: Kingsley Coman prefers a Premier League transfer over staying at Bayern Munich

We basically already knew this when he hired a new agent, but it’s slowly becoming official ...

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When Kingsley Coman hired Pini Zahavi as his agent, the writing was on the wall for the Frenchman. While Bayern Munich would probably love to extend him, it seems that the player’s wage demands are astronomically bigger than what the club wants to offer. The reason is likely the same one that made David Alaba refuse all of Bayern’s attempts at an extension — he’s had his head turned and wants to leave.

An exclusive report by Le10Sport claims as much, saying that Coman wants to move to the Premier League soon. The likes of Manchester City and Liverpool could be likely candidates, as well as Chelsea (whom the article doesn’t mention, but you can assume that because of Zahavi’s known links with Abramovic).

Why does he want to leave? Well, there are probably a few reasons:

  • Coman has been at Bayern since he was 19, and he’s already won everything there is to win here. He even scored in the Champions League final for us! So his legacy here in Germany is secured and he might be looking for a new challenge elsewhere.
  • With Sane’s transfer and the rapid rise of Jamal Musiala, Coman could soon find himself a rotation player at Bayern if his performances don’t improve. He’s already not a surefire starter in Nagelsmann’s current setup.
  • With just two years left on his contract, Coman has the leverage to force a cheap exit from Bayern, securing himself a hefty signing bonus.
  • English club will almost certainly pay Coman more than whatever Bayern offers him as an extension. Money is a pretty big motivating factor here.

Is Kingsley Coman’s journey at Bayern coming to an end? It really does feel like it, which is a shame. While he has often been a frustrating talent and heavily injury prone, his quality has shone at key moments and he did score one of the most important goals in the club’s history. If he leaves, let’s just hope it’s not on a sour note like Alaba, and Bayern can get a decent transfer fee for him.