Bayern Munich have been linked to a plethora of defenders in recent weeks but are yet to complete the signing of defender.
Oh the irony.
Eric Dier, Trevor Chalobah and Radu Drăgușin, just to name a few, have all been floating around the rumour mill, but Bayern are yet to pull the trigger on any of them.
Former Bayern Munich and Liverpool player, Dietmar Hamann, has weighed in on Bayern’s defender search and has a clear favourite, just not amongst the aforementioned names.
Hamann on Mukiele: "He would be great. I really liked him at Leipzig. He would be excellent. He can play centre-back, right or left back. He's a real defender. Bayern have enough defenders who are good with the ball. But they have to make sure they have players who defend in the… pic.twitter.com/BwJWAeCMyO— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) January 9, 2024
Mr. Hamann may be onto something here, but oddly enough, not necessarily because of what he said about Mukiele’s defensive abilities.
There is no denying that the clock is ticking for Bayern to sign a defender. One reason is to allow time for the player to adjust to the Bundesliga and Thomas Tuchel’s tactics. The other reason is that Bayer desperately need cover across the backline.
This is exactly what could make Mukiele the perfect transfer.
The Frenchman is already familiar to the Bundesliga from his days at RB Leipzig, he has already had a stint playing under Thomas Tuchel at PSG (so is familiar with his tactics) and is capable of playing multiple positions across the defence.
Mukiele may not be the high profile defender signing that Bayern has been touted to be looking for, but there are not many other players on the market right now that tick as many boxes as the Frenchman does.
Sky Sport journalist Florian Plettenberg indicated that Bayern Munich and Mukiele are in “advanced talks”:
Excl. Details #Mukiele: Advanced talks between FC Bayern & Paris Saint-Germain now!— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 9, 2024
Christoph Freund is pushing for him!
Mukiele is the desired right-back target now ✔️
➡️ Mukiele wants to join Bayern! @kerry_hau | @SkySportDE pic.twitter.com/4DnvO396hN
Plettenberg’s newly-minted Sky Sport colleague Kerry Hau corroborated the report:
Fortgeschrittene Gespräche zwischen dem FC Bayern und PSG über einen Transfer von Nordi Mukiele! Er ist DIE Wunschlösung für die rechte Abwehrseite, Christoph Freund drängt auf eine Verpflichtung – und Mukiele selbst will nach München! @Plettigoal @SkySportDE— Kerry Hau (@kerry_hau) January 9, 2024
Advanced talks between FC Bayern and PSG about a transfer of Nordi Mukiele! He is THE dream solution for the right defense, Christoph Freund is pushing for a commitment - and Mukiele himself wants to go to Munich! @Plettigoal @SkySportDE
What do you think? Is there a better option for Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern Munich?
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