Bayern Munich has been linked with numerous players capable of playing right-back this winter, including Ronald Araújo, Nordi Mukiele, and Radu Drăgușin.
Jonathan Clauss is the latest player revealed to be on Bayern’s shortlist.
According to French sports journalist Saber Desfarges, Bayern is monitoring the situation of Clauss who has only one year left on his contract with Marseille (via @iMiaSanMia). Bayern are reportedly keen on benefitting from Clauss’ relationship with Kingsley Coman on the right side of the pitch for the French national team.
Unlike many of the players Bayern has been linked to this winter, Clauss doesn’t double as a center-back option which likely means that another signing would be required to fully address the depth issues at the club.
The 31-year-old wing-back excels in his role for Marseille, putting up impressive attacking numbers from goals and chance creation to successful dribbles and progressive play (FBREF). Despite being underwhelming defensively when compared to other fullbacks in Europe's top five leagues, Clauss manages to find himself in the eightieth percentile for interceptions.
It is worth noting that Marseille us a back-five system, where Clauss plays a more attacking role and is not expected to perform as many defensive actions. If played in a more defensive role it can be expected that Clauss would have better defensive numbers, although his attacking numbers would likely suffer to some extent.
What do you think about the idea of Bayern going after Jonathan Clauss, is he a solid option, or should Bayern avoid getting burnt again by Marseille like they did with Bouna Sarr? Let us know in the comments below!