It has been a summer of some upheaval in the back ranks, starting with the departure of left-back/center-back Lucas Hernández to Paris Saint-Germain and the arrival of Kim Min-jae from Napoli to replace him. Now versatile reservist Josip Stanišić is off to Bayer Leverkusen on loan, and Inter Milan is on the verge of signing want-away right-back/center-back Benjamin Pavard.
This has the Bavarians in need of reinforcements, and reports suggest they will move quickly. From Tz (via @iMiaSanMia), Bayern have an Eredivisie star in mind in Feyenoord’s Lutsharel Geertruida:
Like Pavard, Geertruida can play both right-back and center-back, and according to this report, Bayern are not starting from scratch:
Contact with the player has been made for some time. Concrete negotiations have not taken place yet [@kessler_philipp, @mano_bonke
With the rumored fees in each case so similar (around €35 million) this could end up being a fast swap. Pavard might get his wish to play in his preferred position at Inter, and in Geertruida (23), Bayern would get much-needed depth and get younger at the position.