FC Bayern has already tackled some squad construction sites in the current transfer period. So far, however, the Munich team has not committed a successor to Robert Lewandowski, who has moved to FC Barcelona. With Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane, two absolute superstars are being traded with the German record champions these days. CEO Oliver Kahn and Julian Nagelsmann have now reacted again to the rumor mill.
With the departure of Robert Lewandowski, FC Bayern will have to do without their second-best goalscorer in the club’s history. Apart from youngster Joshua Zirkzee, who, according to media reports, has no sporting future on the Isar, Munich do not have a “real” nine in their own ranks.
Meanwhile, persistent speculation about Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane persisted around Säbener Straße. Will the German record champions secure one of the two top players for the offensive this summer?
Hardly, after all, the club’s management has repeatedly denied the alleged interest in Ronaldo in recent weeks. In addition, Kane is still tied to Tottenham Hotspur until 2024 and would currently be simply too expensive.
Kahn and Nagelsmann deny CR7 interest
Kahn and Nagelsmann are trying not to let the rumor mill boil over. When asked about his alleged desire to have Ronaldo in his own ranks, the Munich head coach said in the “Bild” podcast “Bayern Insider”: “I read that too, but that’s not true.”
Kahn struck a similar note. “I love Cristiano Ronaldo, we all know what kind of player he is. But I think every club has a certain philosophy. I’m also not quite sure if it’s the right signal now, not just from Bayern Munich, but also for the Bundesliga, because we want to have attractive players. Cristiano is of course already at a certain age, to put it mildly, he’s 37, but he’s still in top form,” said the Bayern boss about the exceptional Portuguese player. who reportedly wants to leave Manchester United.
“To put it bluntly: a fantastic player with a fantastic past, but it doesn’t fit 100 percent with the idea and philosophy that we’re pursuing here at Bayern Munich,” explained Kahn.
Bayern Munich is said to be gathering information from Kane
When asked about a possible transfer from Kane, the 53-year-old was a little more covered in conversation with the tabloid. “We can’t talk about all the names now,” said Kahn: “Harry Kane is under contract with Tottenham. He’s a national player and an absolute top striker, but that’s all a dream of the future. Now we have to look at the squad for the get the current season together, let’s see what else happens there.”
The 28-year-old’s contract with Spurs runs until 2024. According to “Bild” football boss Christian Falk, FC Bayern is looking forward to the coming summer, as Tottenham could – at this point – take a high transfer fee for the attacker for the last time. It is said that there have not yet been any concrete negotiations.
However, the people of Munich had already “felt something” and “obtained information”. There should be a “small Bayern chance” for a transfer. Should Kane ultimately extend to Tottenham prematurely, the Bundesliga club would probably be out of the race. In any case, the captain of the England national team should not play a role this summer.