Bouna Sarr has had a difficult time at FC Bayern since his arrival in summer 2020. The Senegalese international was quickly labeled as a bad buy after he played no role under Hansi Flick. Julian Nagelsmann also mainly relies on other players on the right side of defence. Now a way out could be found.
Bouna Sarr has been one of FC Bayern’s prank candidates for months. The 1.77-metre-tall wing defender is rarely used, and then he was rarely able to convince. The 29-year-old, who is currently on secondment for the Africa Cup, can look back on a total of nine substitutions in the Bundesliga, Champions League and Supercup, as well as one starting XI in the first-round cup duel at Bremer SV.
Munich’s problem: So far, no one has expressed an interest in the right-back. In view of his contract, which is still valid until 2024, an early departure for Sarr himself played no role. In mid-December he told L’Équipe that a change had “never occurred to him”.
At least one hurdle seems to have been cleared: According to “footmercato” Four clubs are now showing interest in the services of the former Marseille professional. The reigning champions Lillie OSC and Girondins Bordeaux are considering a transfer from France. AS Roma and relegation candidate Genoa are signing up from Italy. Whether the quartet has a permanent one Change or rather a loan business in mind will not be further elaborated.
Bouna Sarr should initially leave the supposed courtship for his person cold anyway. The defender concentrates solely on his appearances at the Africa Cup, which he wants to use as a springboard for another chance of probation in Munich. “The Africa Cup gives me the opportunity to play. I will use this competition to show what I’m capable of,” said Bouna Sarr confidently.
Under national coach Aliou Cissé, the Bayern professional was seeded in the first group games. The team around superstar Sadio Mané wants to put on the crown for the first time in history and win the Africa Cup.