The FC Bayern Munich squad could change a lot in the summer. There may be three star players for sale at once.
Munich – Of course, FC Bayern had imagined things differently this June. While the season is heading for the grand finale with the finals in the national and international cup competitions, the Reds already have a summer break.
Major upheaval at FC Bayern – despite winning the league title
After all, they were able to save one title after all. FC Bayern became German champions in a Bundesliga drama after all. For Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic, however, it was over. The Munich team initiated the great upheaval, the influence of Uli Hoeneß and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has grown again.
Kahn's shadow man will now probably also have to go, Marco Neppe is also said to wobble – the latter was one of the main people responsible for the current squad alongside Salihamidzic. Two questions remain: What will it look like in the future? And who plans it?
Bayern rumours about players and officials
At Bayern, there are currently a lot of rumours about the personnel - on and off the pitch. And maybe the chapter on the Isar will be over for a star trio soon. We are talking about Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sané and Sadio Mané.
It's been rumored for months. Within the team, Gnabry's trip to Paris and the Sané-Mané dispute were of course an issue. Is the farewell of one, two or even three offensive stars on the agenda in the summer? Bild writes quite openly: "Gnabry and Sané are considered candidates for sale alongside Mané."
Possibly soon no longer at FC Bayern Munich? Sadio Mané (from left), Leroy Sané and Serge Gnabry. © ActionPictures / MIS / Revierfoto / Imago
FC Bayern's 170 million package for sale? Rumours about star trio
The trio has a combined market value of 170 million euros, 90 million of which Bayern had invested in transfer fees for the three players. The benefits? With Gnabry and Sané, too rarely at the world-class level that one had once hoped for. Mané flopped in his first season.
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Fancy a voyage of discovery?
It is considered very unlikely that all three players will actually leave. But the fact is: Bayern need a classic nine. So there will definitely be a centre-forward. In addition, with Mané, Sané, Gnabry, Kingsley Coman, Thomas Müller and Jamal Musiala, there are six players who are potential regulars and are sometimes extremely similar in their style of play. With a new nine, coach Thomas Tuchel would then have seven top players (with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting it would even be eight) for possibly only four offensive positions. It is completely clear that there would have to be sales in the summer to get space in the squad and also on the payroll.
Mané, Sané and Gnabry as candidates for sale at FC Bayern Munich
According to the current feeling, Mané is most likely to be considered for a sale. However, Gnabry and Sané follow directly behind. Possible buyers? Paris have been rumoured to be interested in Mané in the past, Gnabry and Sané have already played in the Premier League and felt comfortable there – they would also have the necessary money for transfer fees and salaries. The coming weeks will bring clarity about the Munich star trio. However, the fact that you should never say "never" at FC Bayern in 2023 has already been proven by the personalities of Julian Nagelsmann, Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic. In this context, piquant: The expected newcomer Konrad Laimer could suddenly be without supporters in Munich. (akl)