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Update: Bayern Munich monitoring Khvicha Kvaratskhelia but not currently pursuing a transfer

It seems that Bayern is happy with the attacking talent already at the club.

SSC Napoli v 1. FC Union Berlin - UEFA Champions League Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Bayern Munich, among other top teams such as Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, has already been linked to Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia by Georgia head coach, and former Bayern player, Willy Sagnol.

Despite the reported interest, information made available by Sky Sport (via @iMiaSanMia) suggests that while Bayern is monitoring the player, they are not actively pursuing a transfer and are not in talks with either the club or the player.

Kvaratskhelia had a breakout season in the Serie A last season alongside former teammate and current Bayern defender Kim Min-jae. The tricky Georgian winger scored 12 twelve Serie A goals last season and sits on three in the current campaign.

As well as being a good goalscorer, Kvaratskhelia is an excellent dribbler, as he finds himself in the 98th and 94th percentiles for progressive carries and successful take-ons respectively when compared to players of similar positions in the top five leagues (via FBREF).

Kvaratskhelia is an undoubtedly talented player, but with Bayern’s flanks already boasting the likes of Leroy Sané, Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry, Mathys Tel, and Jamal Musiala (although Thomas Tuchel doesn’t seem to know he can play on the wing), the Napoli man would have stiff competition in Munich.

In the unfortunate case that Bayern would lose one of their star wingers, Kvaratskhelia would be an excellent replacement.


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