Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Bayern director plays down Wirtz links

Bayern Munich have been credited with interest in Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Florian Wirtz, but sporting director Christoph Freund has played down suggestions of that particular transfer happening in the near future.

“That’s not our topic at the moment,” Freund said, in reply to a question about the 20-year-old. “We’ve a very good team”.

“We’ll see what piece of the puzzle we miss; for sure Florian Wirtz is a very good player, but we also have very good players here”.

Indeed, Bayern appear well-stacked with players capable of supporting striker Harry Kane from just behind, with the likes of Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman and Jamal Musiala all belonging to that department. It is slightly deeper where they’ll likely be looking to add to their ranks, with Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka and Konrad Laimer the only central midfielders in the squad.

During the summer, the Bavarians tried to sign Joao Palhinha from Fulham after the sale of Ryan Gravenberch to Liverpool, but the deal fell through at the eleventh hour.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on seven different football blogs.

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