To streamline their transfer plans, Bayern Munich is considering player trades. Who might stay, come, and go will depend on how Hansi Flick and Bayern’s board decide.
Bayern Munich is considering trade deals to help finance transfers at four different positions on the team. Those positions are:
Left-back: Alphonso Davies is the undisputed starter now, and it appears that David Alaba — unless he opts to depart for Real Madrid or Barcelona for serious cash — will remain in the central defense. Since Lucas Hernandez’s injury troubles have prevented him from establishing himself in either the center or at left-back, Bayern want a backup.
Right-back: Álvaro Odriozola will return to Real Madrid this summer and Bayern will resume its search for a backup to Benjamin Pavard. Bayern has been tracking Ajax Amsterdam’s Sergiño Dest for quite some time, but Ajax rejected Bayern’s first offer (€20 million).
Center-back: Bayern anticipates the departure of Jerome Boateng, who will again find himself behind Lucas Hernandez and Niklas Süle next season. Flick wants a right-footed center-back. The most rumored option is Dayot Upamecano, who will soon leave RB Leipzig.
Wing: Ah, yes, Leroy Sané. Bayern is still pursuing the non-committal Sané. Although he is apparently not Flick’s first choice, Flick will still accept him if Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Oliver Kahn join Hasan Salihamidzic in favor of the signing — a nice problem to have (Bild). But it is well-known that he is a fan of Timo Werner, who has enjoyed a career season at Leipzig thus far.