Last season, Bayern Munich did not meet expectations in, ,undoubtedly one of their worse campaigns in recent time. The internal arguments and tension after the dismissal of their manager, Julian Nagelsmann, and the instability of their front office were the reasons why some players felt uncomfortable and underperformed.
The arrival os Thomas Tüchel did not make things much better. In spite of all of that, Bayern still managed to win the Bundesliga, though they were eliminated by City in the quarter finals of the Champions League and could not lift the league cup won by RB Leipzig. The German manager is famous for his shor-term impact, but the Bavarian side is not an example of it.
But the moves Bayern Munich have made on the transfer market suggest that the upcoming season will be different. There were rumors that players like Kimmich or Davies would leave the club, but it seems like they will remain under Tüchel for at least one more year. In addition, the departure of Lucas Hernández was expected to weaken ther defense considerably.
After Hasam Salihamidzić got sacked and RB Salzburg’s former sporting director, Cristoph Freund, joined the club, their roster seems to be better structured compared to last season’s. The signing of South Korean Kim Min Jae has reinforced the centre-back position, which was one of the weakest on the team as a result of Hernández leaving and the underwhelming performance of Dayot Upamecano. In a brilliant move, Bayern have secured one of the best defenders of the last campaign in all of Europe for a 50 million fee, a total bargain in the current state of the transfer market.
Raphaël Guerreiro has been another great adition for the Bavarians. A player with plenty of experience in European football whose arrival weakens their main rival in Germany, Borussia Dortmund. He is also really well-rounded, bringing great qualities from the left-back position or in midfield.
To finish off the window, Freund wants to put the cherry on top by acquiring Harry Kane. It is widely known how hard it is to negotiate with Daniel Levy, but the Englishman is the perfect fit for Bayern Munich after the departure of Lewandowski and the poor performance of Sadio Mané during his time at the club. Tottenham’s striker would be critical in Munich, providing the club with the more than twenty goals that good old Robert registered every season. With his arrival, Bayern’s roster would take a significant step forward.
The hypothetical signing of the English forward should keep the rest of European giants on notice, as Bayern would be among the favorites to win it all in Europe during the 23/24 season. Another reason behind that hypothesis is the fact that Tüchel has had a preseason and transfer window to work the squad around to his liking. With his precedents at Chelsea and PSG everything points towards a really solid campaign from the Bavarians.
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Translated by Nuño Alonso.