Will Kinglsey Coman stay at Bayern Munich? Will he go back to Juventus? Will he nix the existing deal and head elsewhere — Chelsea and Manchester City have been mentioned? Or will he retire from football, and start a reggae band in his basement? I may have made that last one up.
With rumors swirling continuously, Coman has spoken up, telling French sports magazine L’Equipe what his plans are for his footballing future: He wants to stay at Bayern!
Despite recent assurances from both coach Carlo Ancelotti and club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge that Bayern intend to exercise the option in Coman’s contract — which comes due on April 30th — the English press have had a field day coming up with scenarios where big Premier League clubs will undermine - with reported €50m offers - the existing deal between Juventus and Bayern.
We know the current situation surrounding Kingsley Coman: FC Bayern Munich loaned out the now 20-year old from Juventus for two years, at a cost of €7m, with an option to make the move permanent for an additional €21m. The loan expires at the end of the current season, and that has led to rumors and speculation - mostly from the English tabloid press - about what will happen next to the French international.
Coman revealed in his interview that he likes the Bundesliga, and has already bought a house on the outskirts of Munich — probably indicating that Bayern’s management has had a sit down with him — , and that he feels that switching clubs again could hurt his chances of further appearances with the French national team.
Although Coman has not received nearly as much playing time this season as he did under Pep Guardiola last year, he sees his future at the Allianz Arena, especially considering the advanced — footballing — age of the players that stand in his way of gaining a starting spot — the 33-year old Arjen Robben and almost 34-year old Franck Ribery. Both of these club legends are approaching the twilight of their careers, and the spots on the wings appear there for the taking.
Of course, this won’t quiet the rumors and even when it becomes official the next angle will be buying the Frenchman straight from Bayern.