A best eleven of players who have been linked to Bayern Munich has some big names.
Football statistics outlet Transfermarkt put together a best eleven of players who were targeted by Munich on Saturday. It’s mostly players who have been strongly linked to the club, and all of them have big names. This squad would be a tough one to beat.
For starters, the Bavarians made some big signings this summer. After narrowly beating Dortmund to win the German Bundesliga last season, the Bavarians had a disappointing season in many ways. Luca Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard were among the departures. The focus was on strikers and center backs.
We were also looking for a midfielder because Thomas Tuchel wanted a sixth midfielder. After Fabar’s departure to Inter Milan, players who can play multiple positions in defense were also named in the transfer rumors. With Manuel Neuer still not fully fit, a top-notch goalkeeper was also on the agenda, and Munich ended up signing Konrad Reimer, Rafael Guerrero, Harry Kane, Kim Min-Jae, and Daniel Peretz. A sixth midfielder and a right fullback were not finalized.
Two strikers who were mentioned before Kane were Dusan Blahovic and Randal Kolo Moana. Blahovic had interest from Chelsea, but remained at Juventus. Kolo Mounia moved to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). He was also linked with Mason Mount, who went to Manchester United. João Palinha returned to England from Germany after his official photo was taken and the deal fell through when Fulham couldn’t find a replacement.
Before Palinha, Real Madrid’s Orlien Chouameni and West Ham United’s Declan Rice were also mentioned. Rice was Tuchel’s favorite, but his final destination was Arsenal. There were also rumors of an outright purchase of Joao Cancelo, who was brought in on loan from Manchester City last season. Kancelu went to Barcelona.
Amir Bela-Kotchev, Trevor Chalobah, and Kyle Walker, who were mentioned as possible replacements for Pavar, never wore a Munich shirt. Not being able to sign a defender of Pavar’s caliber is a blow to Munich. In the search for a top goalkeeper, David de Gea, Yacine Bunu, and Kepa Arrizabalaga were rumored to be on their way out the door. Kepa went on loan to Real.