FC Bayern is facing difficult contract negotiations with its top players.
Leroy Sané's salary could go beyond the salary structure.
The FCB stars deserve that.
Munich - FC Bayern * is in challenging times.
The course for the future has been set both at board level with the successor from Karl-Heinz Rummenigge to Oliver Kahn, and on the sidelines with the change from Hansi Flick to the new coach Julian Nagelsmann.
But the top quality in the players' squad should also continue to be guaranteed.
Not an easy task in financially tense Corona times.
Some professionals will soon be negotiating a contract extension.
Of course, the top stars want to move up to the highest salary bracket, Leroy Sané * is already there - which doesn't make the talks any less complicated.
FC Bayern: Sané breaks the salary structure - colleagues are now demanding more coal
, there are four levels in
Bavaria's salary structure
, which the professors classify in financial hierarchy drawers. The leading players and top performers around captain Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski form the most important axis in the Bayern framework and have therefore earned an annual salary of 15 million euros plus X. Somewhat surprisingly, Leroy Sané also belongs to this illustrious category of the over 30s trio. The 25-year-old moved a year ago in the middle of the corona pandemic for 49 million euros transfer from Manchester City to Munich and was one of the top earners.
In retrospect, this contract could be many times more expensive for the Bayern bosses. With the broken off negotiations with David Alaba, who allegedly demanded a salary of over 20 million euros, the club has made a much-noticed example: So far and no further! With the mega salary for Sané, you have now opened the door for other stars at the same time. Especially the 95 year olds around Joshua Kimmich and Serge Gnabry will not be satisfied with less, Kingsley Coman (born 96) is also in the so-called salary group 2, which should bring in ten to 15 million euros per year. The contracts each run until 2023. Accordingly, Coman earns twelve million gross, with the help of Agent Pini Zahavi it should become net in the future.
FC Bayern: Goretzka still in the third salary category - he wants to go to the top
Leon Goretzka *, also born in 1995, even wants to skip a category.
The ex-Schalke is "only" in salary group 3, in which there are five to ten million to earn.
For his free transfer three years ago, the midfielder is said to have "at least" received a so-called "signing fee" of an estimated 20 million euros.
Goretzka's management is now demanding this amount as an annual salary, otherwise the next free transfer of a regular player to Alaba could be threatened next summer.
Incidentally, Niklas Süle is also on level 3, whose contract like Goretzka's contract expires after this season.
His future in Munich should be decided before Christmas.
A change in this transfer period is not ruled out with an offer in the double-digit million range.
FC Bayern: Davies as role model - Which talents deserve a salary increase?
In the fourth and last salary class, which should bring in up to five million euros, there are predominantly young talents who are expected to make the leap to regular employees. Tanguy Nianzou is set to take a step forward this season. Alphonso Davies has already been rewarded with a raise. At Jann-Fiete Arp the shot backfired, his annual salary is said to be five million euros. Although Arp is currently loaned to Holstein Kiel, Bayern still have to pay a large part of his earnings.
The next few weeks will be a tightrope walk for those responsible. On the one hand, the path of financial reason should be continued with sporting stability; on the other hand, the best players are threatened with leaving. The bosses advertise with guaranteed salaries and titles - but will that be enough in the long run? Goretzka was recently irritated *, which promptly called international competition on the scene.
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