Yesterday we learned that things are pretty serious in between Bavaria Munich and Konrad Laimer.
To further substantiate that story, here’s a little more context. Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann said he wanted a “pressing machine” and that it had nothing to do with any crumpled shorts in his closet.
Nagelsmann wants a midfielder who wins the ball capable of creating enough chaos by pressing and confrontation for his team to win more balls in the midfield. The candidate Nagelsmann really wants is Laimer:
Konrad Laimer is the ‘pressing machine’ that Nagelsmann wants on his team. An Austrian can imagine moving to the FCB. The club is said to be preparing an offer, but talks with Leipzig are not yet ongoing. Bayern will face competition from English clubs [@Plettigoal, @SkySportNews] pic.twitter.com/iBJZteVI31
– Bayern and Germany (@iMiaSanMia) May 9, 2022
Sport1, however, has also described in detail three other options that Nagelsmann believes should be considered if the search for Laimer fails:
You’ve probably heard of Boubacar Kamara. At 22, the boy is a real monster mentality. One like Jude Bellingham Borussia Dortmund. With Olympique Marseille, he will probably finish second this season behind PSG in Ligue 1. He also gained international experience – although he was on the bench only in the defeat in the Europa League final. Atlético Madrid as a 19-year-old. What Mr. Salihamidzic should be happy about: Kamara is free this summer. Isn’t that tempting?
Another interesting Frenchman for me is Aurélien Tchouaméni. Okay, the pronunciation of the name is a little awkward. But it’s all about quality on the field, right? The 22-year-old has been repeatedly compared to world champion Paul Pogba in France. He may not be as flexible and technically skilled, but he is an interceptor par excellence. It is said that AS Monaco could consider selling Tchouaméni. There is one catch: Tchouaméni has a contract in Monaco until 2024, its market value is 40 million euros. That seems like a lot of money to me.
Andrich, terror of all opponents. So I would recommend another player from the Bundesliga: Robert Andrich from Bayer Leverkusen! The 27-year-old doesn’t really have a resume that would make him interesting for a world-class club like Bayern. Hertha BSC, Dynamo Dresden, Wehen Wiesbaden, Heidenheim, Union Berlin – these are certainly not brilliant stations.
And more: The fact that Leverkusen qualified for Champions League Andrich is also credited this season. To plow and toil, some firmness, to be disgusting and to reject one’s opponents – this is how Andrich describes his virtues. Doesn’t that sound just like the player you’re looking for?
Do any of these names impress Bayern fans?
Anyway, back to Laimer, Manchester United it is also associated with the Austrian.
It’s no secret that Bayern Munich midfielder Marc Roca is available this summer as well football club Barcelona he thinks he could offer him a home – as Sergio Busquets’ successor:
Barcelona have identified Bayern Munich midfielder Marco Roca as the perfect replacement for the aging Sergio Busquets.
According to journalist Laie Tudel, Barcelona investigated the opportunity in December, but the German champions are still proving to be a tough nut to crack. Tudel, however, mentioned that anything around 10-15 million euros would be spent in the summer.
He is in the books for another week and after Bavaria MunichControversial trip to Ibiza, things did not calm down.
The unfortunate defeat of Mainz and the fiasco in Ibiza was followed by a major contract extension and much more – resulting in a good discussion between Chuck and Jake on a range of topics.
Yes, two guys are doing a Weekend Warm-up podcast at the same time!
Here’s what we have in touch:
- A look at Thomas Müller’s contract extension, what it means for the club and how Julian Nagelsmann could make tough decisions.
- Discussion on Robert Lewandowski’s contract status and why it makes sense to play for at least another year at Bayern Munich.
- Thinking about where Leroy Sane stands after two years and how he lived (or didn’t live) in line with expectations.
- Borussia Dortmundnew acquisitions and why they could build something good.
- A look at the week in Europe as Pep Guardiola Manchester City suffocated … again – and a little admiration for the German contingent of the European League, RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt.
As we learned yesterday, Marcel Sabitzer wants to stay at Bayern Munich – even if the prospects for playing at the club don’t look good.
Not good at all. In fact, it’s hard to imagine how Sabitzer will break through other than catastrophic injuries or two.
anyway, Arsenal FC and Fenerbahce have been linked with Sabitzer, but it looks like the Austrian wants to stay with Julian Nagelsmann for at least another season:
Arsenal-linked midfielder Marcel Sabitzer wants to stay at Bayern Munich despite being a part-time player in Bavaria this season, a blow to the Gunners ’hopes of signing him.
The Austrian midfielder followed Julian Nagelsmann from RB Leipzig last year and was expected to be a key player in Bavaria under the new Bayern Munich manager. But the former Leipzig captain was only part of the club’s players this season and this has led to speculation about his future.
There are suggestions that he wants to go with Arsenal, and Fenerbahce are believed to be interested in signing the 28-year-old this summer. But according to German broadcaster Sky Deutschland, Sabitzer does not yet want to move away from the German champions.
It is interesting, however, whether Sabitzer will change his mind at all if both Konrad Laimer and Ryan Gravenberch arrive in Bavaria this summer.
Manchester City has officially made its intention known by being “official on social media” with Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland. Only minor details remain, but it seems that City has finally gained the enormous strength it needs from the attackers:
Manchester City can confirm that we have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund on the transfer of striker Erling Haaland to the club on July 1, 2022.
The transfer remains subject to the conditions that the Club finalizes with the player.
– Manchester City (@ManCity) May 10, 2022
Fabrizio Romano reports that the Ajax tandem of Noussair Mazraoui and Ryan Gravenberch is quite ready to move to Bayern Munich:
Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazraoui are expected to join FC Bayern following a verbal agreement a month ago with their agents, and nothing has changed. It is a matter of final details #FCBayern
Nagelsmann also wants Konrad Laimer, and Bayern will try – it’s not easy. pic.twitter.com/UcvdcGFK3u
– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 10, 2022
Brac Lyon Marcelo was kicked out of the team – allegedly – for bloating:
It’s a little late, but we have one recorded! Bayern Munich played its penultimate game of the season and transmission of rumors are in full swing. We have news about Serge Gnabry, Noussair Mazraoui, Ryan Gravenberch and surprising news that LiverpoolSadio Mane is Brazz’s dream target for this summer (yes, exactly). Enough to talk about, so listen up!
In this episode, Samrin and INNN discuss:
- A look back at Bayern Munich’s draw with Stuttgart, as we couldn’t on Sunday due to a schedule conflict.
- Nagelsmann’s reluctance to use younger and marginal players since winning the title.
- Why fans should relax a little Tanguy Nianzou.
- How Niklas Sule’s departure brings Bayern’s long-term defense planning into fluctuation.
- Shifting gears to broadcasts – does the rumor about Sadio Mane make any sense?
- Why would it be better for Nagelsmann not to get big expensive contracts this summer.
- Parallels between Kovacs, Ancelotti and Nagelsmann.
- Unplanned interruption – thanks Zoom!
- INNN defends Nagelsmann for a second (very rare!).
- One last statement for our regular listeners.
The deal is over: Antonio Rüdiger is moving to Real Madrid. 4-year job, pays € 6.8 million net + bonuses. In addition, the best defender and his agent Sahr Senesie (brother) get a huge bonus of 35 million euros, sources close to the player tell us. ⚪️ #RMFC #CFC @kerry_hau @ SPORT1
– Patrick Berger (@berger_pj) May 10, 2022