FC Bayern has apparently finally decided not to focus on the “Holding Six” desired by coach Thomas Tuchel when it comes to squad planning for the coming winter transfer period.
Instead, the German record champions identified the defense as a major construction site, writes “Sport1”.
Accordingly, the Munich team is intensively looking for a successor to Benjamin Pavard, who moved to Inter Milan for 30 million euros in the summer shortly before the end of the transfer period.
The problem: The profile of the Frenchman, who is equally strong as a central defender and right-back, is matched by very few professionals internationally at the highest level.
According to the report, there are no serious candidates for a winter transfer at FC Bayern. Munich scouts are said to be searching all over Europe, but have not yet found the right Mr. X.
According to “Sport1”, Arnau Martínez, who has been reported by several media outlets, is currently not a hot option for those responsible at FC Bayern.
It is said that the Spanish U21 international from FC Girona is considered the most exciting talent on Säbener Straße. However, there are doubts as to whether the 20-year-old is suitable for immediate help.
It is agreed that a short start-up time should also be a prerequisite for a transfer. The search is described as a “complicated undertaking”.
Top candidates for FC Bayern are probably not available
According to reports, FC Bayern would like to sign Ronald Araujo (FC Barcelona) or Takehiro Tomiyasu (FC Arsenal). But they are unlikely to be available in the middle of the season. There are said to be internal doubts about Juan Foyth (Villarreal FC) as to whether he would be up to the ambitions.
Raphael Varane (Manchester United) does not meet the desired profile as a pure central defender and is too expensive in terms of salary.
Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea FC), who was targeted in the summer, is no longer an option for FC Bayern bosses due to his ongoing injury problems.