Hasan Salihamidzic recently opened up about the potential transfers of several first team members.
The beginning of the ’17-18 season is edging closer and closer for Bayern Munich. New coach Niko Kovac has already begun his tenure at the club, and all players who did not travel to Russia for the World Cup have started their pre-season training.
With the summer transfer window now open, it surely won’t be long before the Bavarians make another move. Whether it’s a player coming or going, Bayern usually like to do their transfer business early; expect them to do the same this summer.
Two players whose future at the club have been heavily speculated over the past few months are defenders Jerome Boateng and Juan Bernat. The former has openly expressed his interest in a possible move abroad, while the latter has struggled to ever really impress during his four years in Munich.
Speaking recently with SZ, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic touched on the future of the duo. Brazzo made clear that his club would listen to any serious offer for Boateng, but they plan on having him throughout the season. As for Bernat, Salihamidzic admitted that the Spaniard’s future at the club is not looking bright.
“I think there are interested clubs. Juan hasn’t been been able to prevail in 4 years with us, he also sees it that way. And this year won’t be easier for him”
Brazzo also opened up about the crowded midfield at the club, hinting at a potential move for either Arturo Vidal or Thiago. Vidal seems the more likely of the two to leave, but the club wouldn’t put up too many obstacles should a significant offer arrive for the Spaniard.
As for arrivals at the club, German youngsters Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry both represent new summer additions to the club. Goretzka — one of the nine players who contributes to Bayern’s overcrowded midfield — arrived free this summer from Schalke 04 after dedicating his future to Die Roten back in January.