Bayern Munich is reportedly making an offer to the 25-year-old Ivorian defensive midfielder Ibrahim Sangaré... or not?
The topic of a defensive midfielder has surely been an unpleasant one in Bavaria these days. While coach Thomas Tuchel repeatedly expressed his desire to acquire a new number six, Joshua Kimmich believes that there is no need since Bayern already has one: Him!
Regardless of these opposing views, der Stern des Südens is allegedly close to triggering a release clause of €37m to obtain the services of Sangaré from PSV Eindhoven — as captured by @iMiaSanMia:
Bayern are discussing personal terms with Ibrahim Sangaré. A proposal will be submitted in the next few days. Bayern want to reach an agreement with the player before triggering the release clause of €37m. PSG are also interested [@Santi_J_FM] pic.twitter.com/Vm2VMlHAMq— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) August 15, 2023
Strangely enough, this report was refuted via Sky Sport journalist Florian Plettenberg just two hours later:
Sangaré is an interesting player. His recent game with PSV in the Champions League qualification round against Sturm Graz was decent, but nothing that Bayern cannot already replicate with Kimmich: The Ivorian moved a lot on the right flank and nearly acted as a winger. He had 54 touches and a pass accuracy of 89%, one interception, three tackles, and lost possession seven times.
It appears that Tuchel has a vision that he wants to realize even if it means ruffling a few feathers. Could Sangaré be the beginning of new beginnings in central midfield? Let us know in the comments below!