Bayern Munich Continue Busy Transfer Window
Many European clubs have been busy this transfer window to help make them champions league title contenders. One club that has been doing so is Bayern Munich.
The defending Bundesliga champions have had a busy transfer window, not only selling players but also replacing them and reloading their squad for the upcoming 2022-23 season.
Since Bayern Munich defeated Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in the 2020 Champions League Final, which moved to Lisbon, Portugal, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the club hasn’t made another final appearance.
Following their Champions League win, the club suffered back-to-back losses in the quarterfinals in a rematch with PSG and then to Villarreal, which was the biggest upset this past tournament.
With a prestigious club that is respected and has a great history like Bayern Munich, those clubs are well known for their recurring success and never settling for less.
The fans realized that their club needed a big summer transfer window to get better, with the potential to exceed expectations in the Champions League further. The board responded to the fans’ demands very well.
Bayern Munich kicked off their summer transfer window by signing the duo of Moroccan right-back Noussair Mazraoui, 24, and Dutch center midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, 20, from Ajax. Those two big signings started a big transfer window for the club.
After losing in the Champions League Final to Real Madrid, world-class Senegalese forward Sadio Mane, 30, decided to leave Liverpool. This would eventually lead to a move towards Bayern Munich for Mane as the club agreed to a three-year deal and a €32 million fee (with the fee possibly reaching €41 million with add-ons depending on his performance with the club).
However, the Mané signing led to them losing world-class Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, 33, to Barcelona for a three-year deal and a €45 million fee that could go up to €60 million with add-ons (€5 million add-on if Barcelona wins the Champions League with Lewandowski and €10 million add on if Lewandowski completes his first season at Barcelona).
Recently, Bayern Munich made two huge moves as they re-signed German right winger Serge Gnabry to a new four-year deal to stay at the club despite speculation of the player leaving. In addition, Bayern Munich also reached an agreement with Juventus as they are expected to sign up-and-coming Dutch center-back Matthijs De Ligt, 22, to a five-year deal with a €70 million fee, including a €10 million add-on.
Although the club lost notable players such as American midfielder Malik Tillman, 20, to Rangers in Scotland, English left-back Omar Richards, 24, to Nottingham Forest, French midfielder Corentin Tolisso,27, to Olympique Lyonnais, Spanish midfielder Marc Roca, 25, to Leeds United, and center-back Niklas Süle, 26, to German rivals, Borussia Dortmund, the clubs have found ways to add players that are better as Bayern Munich continue to be one of the deepest squads in Europe.
Bayern Munich can win a Champions League in the near future with a squad full of great players and young players with potential, and having a deep team goes a long way in the sport. Furthermore, the club has done a great job of addressing its needs and replacing the players they lost during the summer transfer window and will continue to do so.