According to a report from Bild journalists Christian Falk and Tobi Altschäffl (as captured by @iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich will still look to bring in a holding midfielder during the summer, despite the recent stellar play from youngster Aleksandar Pavlović.
Pavlović, who did struggle during Bayer Munich’s 3-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, has not shown the bosses enough to convince them he can be the man for the 2024/25 campaign:
Thomas Tuchel remains keen on a new holding midfielder in the summer despite the emergence of Aleksandar Pavlović. João Palhinha’s name is still a topic at Bayern, but the price has to be right. Martín Zubimendi is also an option, even though Arsenal are currently ahead. A lot of discussions are taking place, but a new player for the position is definitely expected to be signed in the summer.
Palhinha and Zubimendi are going to come at a steep price, but the Bavarians appear ready to throw down the euros necessary to make a deal happen. With Pavlović, Joshua Kimmich, and Leon Goretzka already on the roster — plus rumors that Bayern Munich could make a move for pending free agent Adrien Rabiot — the central midfield in Bavaria could become crowded very quickly.
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