One of the most discussed topics around FC Bayern is the defensive that has been full of holes for weeks. The problems are increased by the imminent departure of Niklas Süle to BVB. TV expert Dietmar Hamann is now suggesting two players for the record champions who could be signed in the summer.
The “biggest topic is and remains Niklas Süle’s move to Borussia Dortmund,” writes Dietmar Hamann in his latest “sky“-Column. Because: “A German national player in the prime of life changes to the biggest competitor.”
The bosses of FC Bayern “don’t want to admit that,” continued the ex-national player, “but this change is still causing a lot of unrest in their own ranks”. Most recently, leading player Manuel Neuer publicly stated that the team very much regrets the imminent farewell to Süle.
For Hamann, this is quite explosive: “When the captain reports publicly and critically about the loss of a player, you have to pay attention. That’s basically nothing to do with Manuel Neuer, because a player doesn’t have to interfere in the club’s transfer policy. “
FC Bayern “may have to deal with de Ligt”
Finding a player with similar or even better qualities is “very difficult”. There is no shortage of candidates who were discussed in the media landscape – even before Süle’s decision. In Antonio Rüdiger, Andreas Christensen (both FC Chelsea) and Matthias Ginter from Borussia Mönchengladbach, three experienced central defenders are on the market for free this summer.
Hamann now took a close look at the possibilities: “Rüdiger is too expensive. Paying Christensen more than Süle would also complicate the public image.” Hence his suggestion: “You may have to deal with de Ligt or just fight for Schlotterbeck. If he also tends towards Dortmund, that would be the next defeat.”
SC Freiburg’s Nico Schlotterbeck is reportedly still under contract until 2023 and could potentially move for €20m. The defender had so far kept a low profile about his future and has ruled out neither a change nor staying in Breisgau.
Matthijs de Ligt has been under contract with Juventus Turin since his move in the summer of 2019. The “Golden Boy” of 2018 is traded again and again at FC Bayern. However, his fee and his salary are likely to make the Dutchman an expensive undertaking. His working paper with the Italian record champions is dated until 2024.