According to Sky journalist Florian Plettenberg, Bayern Munich is nearing the final stages of a deal with RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer, a longtime transfer target of the Bavarians.
Per Plettenberg, Laimer and Bayern Munich have a verbal agreement in place, but the Austrian would need to complete his medical.
While paperwork will likely be signed soon, a formal move will not happen until the summer transfer window opens in July:
❗️X News #Laimer: He is on verge to join Bayern in summer! Verbal agreement in total but no medical yet. Signing in 2023. He will get a long-term contract. At least until 2027. Absolutely desired player! Versatile use (central/right), pressing machine,— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) November 28, 2022
mentality! @SkySportDE pic.twitter.com/AOOts2tr90
Laimer is said to be a favorite of Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann, but it remains to be seen what kind of role he would play in Bavaria. Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka have been entrenched as starters, while Marcel Sabitzer has also been very good this season. Ryan Gravenberch is also on the roster and has reportedly been unhappy with his lack of playing time. Still, Gravenberch has great potential.
Laimer’s skillset indicates he would bring something different to the midfield mix given his ball-winning and pressing ability, but it would seem like there could be a glut of talent for only a little bit of playing time.
In the end, that will be up to Julian Nagelsmann to sort out.
Liverpool had also been rumored to be interested in Laimer.