Now also Boateng – a lot will change at Bayern
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FC Bayern feeds the impression that the face of the team could change significantly again. This is how Boateng’s farewell comes into play. With two other stars the way could lead to England.
KIf you honor everything that has been said or rumored at FC Bayern in the past few days, it gives the impression that a lot will soon have to be dealt with in the club’s HR department. CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, for example, was listening when he revealed his thoughts about two deserving veterans of the club.
The time of triples winners Jérôme Boateng and Javi Martínez is over at Bayern. That was his message. In the middle of the battle for David Alaba and Thiago, the Munich bosses did not send any signals that the contracts of the two defensive stars from the Ü30 group could also be extended. “You will have to wait and see whether the two want to stay with FC Bayern until the end of their term or whether they may or may want to do something else beforehand,” said Rummenigge.
“Both of them already have the three of them at the front in old age, so you start to worry. Do you want to stay at Bayern for a year or do you possibly want to end your career somewhere else if you can, ”Rummenigge conjectured. First of all, the two 31-year-olds are focused on the Champions League – and on the start of team training from Sunday.
Boateng can imagine both – stay or change
As with Thiago, David Alaba, who plays poker, and goalkeepers Sven Ulreich and Ron-Thorben Hoffmann, Boateng and Martínez’s working papers are dated June 30, 2021. With suitable offers, the record champion would say goodbye to Boateng and Martínez this summer after the games in the premier class, i.e. two of the five remaining 2013 triple winners in the squad.
The two long-standing top performers look back on the national competitions with different feelings. Boateng was happy about his return as a prop under the direction of Hansi Flick. “You are always part of the team, but it just feels more complete when you can actively participate on the pitch. I had a lot of fun playing football again, ”summed up the 2014 world champion.
The Spaniard Martínez, once the most expensive transfer with the 40 million euros transferred to Athletic Bilbao, made the season less enjoyable as an often injured complement. “When Javi is fit, you can always rely on him 1000 percent,” said Flick during the difficult Corona season. “He has a few aches and pains, but he is fully involved, committed, and it is important for me that we can bring his quality into play.” But the professional was able to do that with the physically demanding playing style because of too many ” Aches and pains ”has become increasingly rare in recent years.
Boateng already emphasized that he could imagine both an extension and a move abroad. The proud salary he receives in Munich should be difficult to achieve for Boateng in financially challenging times for football. Martínez has always been associated with a return to Spain, but speculation has also been made about the United States.
“We see who is leaving us and how we will react,” said sports director Hasan Salihamidzic. “At the moment our team is very well positioned. But the game calendar calls for a good squad, so we’ll try to keep our eyes open until October 5th. ”Boateng and Martínez have had that long as well.
According to the Munich calendar, this will soon expire at Thiago, the Bavarians have more or less said goodbye to the midfielder who is ready to emigrate, only his goal does not seem to have been decided yet. Maybe Jürgen Klopp has brought some light into the dark. The Liverpool coach has described the 29-year-old Spaniard as a great player, but at the same time referred to the Iberian international’s contract with Bayern Munich.
According to media reports, Thiago should always be on the wish list of the new English master. “I have no idea who will be playing for me next year,” said Klopp to TV broadcaster Sky, “we’ll see, there is nothing to say at the moment. Thiago Alcántara is a great player, but a Bayern Munich player. There is nothing to say about this – I have now done so with too many words. “
Meanwhile, it was also publicized that Manchester United is tinkering with a commitment from Kingsley Coman, according to the magazine “The Athletic”. According to the report, the Premier League club has already had talks with the French winger. The 24-year-old Coman still has a contract with Bayern until 2023. So far, the English attacker Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund has been the target of the United transfer efforts. There is speculation in the industry that Coman Manchester’s Plan B will be reached if no agreement can be reached with BVB on a transfer from Sancho.
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