With Bayern having spent approximately €70 million on just Renato Sanches and Mats Hummels, many thought Bayern might be done spending large sums of money this summer. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, though, won't rule out Bayern bringing in more high profile, high transfer-fee type players.
In an interview with SportBild, Rummenigge says, "We'll put our squad plans together and see. In Renato Sanches and Mats Hummels we've brought in two good players, and now we'll see if we need to do anything else." "What we do always depends on what our intentions for the future are, too."
While there don't seem to be any glaring weaknesses in this Bayern squad currently, a back-up striker or a young right-back certainly couldn't hurt as these are positions that will need to be filled sooner rather than later. Sandro Wagner's name has been mentioned as a possible back-up to Lewandowski, but a right-back candidate seems to be less clear. Hector Bellerin's name has come up, as has Serge Aurier's. Both would be great successors to Lahm, but both would likely be very expensive. However the links between Bayern Munich and these players have all been tenuous to say the least.
In the SportBild interview, Rummenigge also has some thoughts on incoming coach Carlo Ancelotti and the expectation set upon him. "We shouldn't hold Carlo Ancelotti into the heavens, because it takes away from what Pep Guardiola has done. We got to experience three years of a great coach here. I really hope Carlo Ancelotti will be as successful here."
So do we, Herr Rummenigge.