Bayern Munich | Niklas Süle dismissed: “Never really caught on”

Niklas Süle will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season and will not renew his contract in Munich. As a farewell, the defender received a few warm words from former FCB chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

It is not yet clear where Niklas Süle will continue after his departure from FC Bayern. So far, the defender has been silent about his future. While coach Julian Nagelsmann mourns the loss of the national player and would have liked to continue working with him, long-time Bayern boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge does not seem to shed any tears for the 26-year-old.

“You have to say that FC Bayern is well manned in defense even without Niklas Süle,” said Rummenigge on “Sky” with a view to the coming season. Süle was “always a useful player”. “The problem is that he never really asserted himself in his position, the 66-year-old followed suit and also referred to the central defender’s cruciate ligament rupture in October 2019. After that, Süle lost touch. “It’s something that he might also consider should think about it”.

Rummenigge commented on the possible motive that Süle might have decided to leave due to a lack of appreciation: “Appreciation is a unit called the euro – nothing else.” He also indicated that that was probably one of the reasons why those responsible were not prepared to go to the financial pain threshold in the negotiations.

Doesn’t FC Bayern get a replacement? “There is no need to get anyone”

There is no need for a replacement for Süle, Rummenigge continued. “They got Dayot Upamecano, who I think is good. They signed Lucas Hernández a few years ago, who has now established himself. They have the young Tanguy Nianzou and theoretically they still have Benjamin Pavard in central defence. In the position he has he played for VfB Stuttgart and for France,” explained the former FCB boss. “There is no need to fetch anyone.”

In addition to Sül, summer newcomer Marcel Sabitzer also received criticism. The long-time Leipzig player was a “luxury transfer” that “cost a lot and didn’t improve the team and the squad as much as you would have liked,” said Rummenigge, characterizing the 27-year-old defensive midfielder, who recently also increasingly played on the left defense was used.


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