Defender surplus: Does FC Bayern give defensive talent abroad?
Created: 08/16/2022, 09:33
By: Antonio Jose Riether
FC Bayern Munich could still send a talented defender abroad this summer, from whom they originally expected more.
Munich – FC Bayern's season opener is impressive.
After the 5:3 Supercup victory over Leipzig, Munich started the new Bundesliga season with two threes.
The previous goal difference of 8:1 already shows that Bayern have an intact defense.
Coach Julian Nagelsmann relies on the duo Lucas Hernández and Dayot Upamecano in central defense, but even 67 million new signing Matthijs de Ligt has to stand in the back.
So defensive talent Tanguy Nianzou is currently in an even more difficult position than before, and he could now change.
Tanguy Nianzou only number four central defender – 20-year-old with little playing time
Frenchman Nianzou joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer in the summer of 2020 as a young hopeful, which caused frustration among the capitals given his talent.
The 20-year-old should be introduced to the first team at Bayern.
However, injuries slowed him down in his first season, which is why he only made six appearances.
In his second season he made 22 appearances, four of them in the Champions League.
But the Frenchman couldn't really assert himself with the record champions.
Tanguy Nianzou (left) is only the number four central defender at Bayern Munich.
This season, the U20 international's situation has even deteriorated, with the transfer of star defender Matthijs de Ligt, he slipped further down the hierarchy - and has not played a minute this season.
Three central defenders are currently in front of Nianzou, plus right-back Benjamin Pavard, who can also play in the more central position.
This circumstance is apparently causing Bayern to give up the native of Paris.
Tanguy Nianzou to Spain?
Transfer expert reports "advanced talks"
As the well-known transfer expert Fabrizio Romano writes, Nianzou is said to be about to move abroad.
The Spanish first division club FC Sevilla should therefore advertise for the 1.91 meter man.
As Romano writes, both sides are said to be in “advanced talks”.
Negotiations with Munich are said to be already underway, and Sevilla want to complete the transfer this week.
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The Andalusian giants are said to be Nianzou's priority target, Romano continues, which is why talks are progressing well.
Now it seems that Hasan Salihamidzic's negotiating skills are important again, who this summer already peddled reservists such as Omar Richards (8.5 million euros), Marc Roca (12 million euros) and Chris Richards (12 million euros) for relatively large amounts.
Nianzou, who has a contract with FC Bayern until the summer of 2024, could bring more money into the coffers.