Daily Schmankerl: Borussia Dortmund increases their offer to Erling Haaland; Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Dortmund, RB Leipzig in contention for Karim Adeyemi; Corentin Tolisso has resumed training; Real Madrid want Florian Wirtz; and more!
Sport Bild’s Christian Falk reports that the rumor that Bayern Munich transfer target Erling Haaland could get a significant offer from Borussia Dortmund in the hope of convincing him to stay in Germany.
Granted, all of these clubs could outperform Borussia Dortmund’s alleged offer, but rumor has it that Haaland is a different bird – one who is not defined by the money he earns:
You know where I am on this. If you have any chance of getting Haaland, you do – and you trust Julian Nagelsmann to make it work with programming featuring Haaland. and Robert Lewandowski.
It would be a good way for Lewandowski to move on to the “more than just striker” phase of his career.
Real Madrid are reportedly considering a transfer for Florian Wirtz from Bayer Leverkusen:
At just 18 years old, Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Florian Wirtz is storming Europe and has already caught the attention of several giants, including Real Madrid.
According to todofichajes, Los Blancos have maintained contact with the German club regarding the availability of young talent. They plan to invest three times as they have before, attracting Kylian Mbappe along with two or three other players.
Leverkusen would like to part with him for no less than 100 million euros. His contract expires in June 2026.
Wirtz has previously been linked with Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United.
Corentin Tolisso returned to team training on Wednesday and was joined in training by Michael Cuisance and Marc Roca as the only first-team players to attend the public session:
On the positive side, we haven’t seen anyone report that Cuisance has harmed anyone. so …. PROGRESS!
With the international break now upon us, it’s time to shift our focus from Bayern Munich to Germany. Hansi Flick has made a successful start to his career as coach of Germany and will want to continue building momentum in preparation for next year’s World Cup. However, there is a lot to do and not a lot of time to do it – he will have to be quick in his job. This international October truce is the last in a long time.
Here are the talking points before the game:
- Admitting the shameful fact that I don’t know anything about Romania.
- How Hansi Flick could field the team – roster, players etc.
- Timo Werner’s problem and how Flick plans to revive it.
- The midfielder’s rotation problem – technically not a problem for Germany, but a headache for Bayern fans.
- Potential options in defense. Could Niklas Sule be moved to right-back? Or will it be Jonas Hofmann?
- Who will play Germany’s left-back? What if … Leroy Sané?
Red Bull Salzburg star and German international Karim Adeyemi are generating a lot of interest.
Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Liverpool, and FC Barcelona are among the clubs interested in Adeyemi. Although there are some very attractive suitors on this list, Adeyemi would prefer to move to Germany:
Karim Adeyemi wants to leave RB Salzburg in the summer of 2022. A decision where he will go will be made in the winter. RB’s asking price is € 30-35 m. #BVB Coach Marco Rose is a huge fan. Liverpool also interested. But the 19-year-old striker prefers to go to Germany. @ SPORT1 @Plettigoal
– Patrick Berger (@berger_pj) October 6, 2021
The problem for Adeyemi is to identify where – in Germany – it would be best suited. The chances for an immediate starting role might not be easy to come. Here are the German options:
- Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski blocks the way to a starting role, but replacement Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s deal expires after this season. Would the Bavarians really pay 30 million euros for a replacement, even if he could start in three or four years? Probably not. Bayern Munich also have Fiete Arp and Joshua Zirkzee on loan and the club have also been closely linked with Timo Werner.
- Borussia Dortmund: Erling Haaland’s future is uncertain, but BVB already have three, young strikers Youssoufa Moukoko, Donyell Malen and Steffen Tigges. Again, it’s a question of whether the club want to invest so much in a player that they don’t necessarily need. While getting Tigges out of the mix isn’t a big deal, Dortmund are pretty invested in both Moukoko and Malen.
- RB Leipzig: Die roten bullen also has a bit of a backlog of attackers. Andre Silva, Yussuf Poulsen and Brian Brobbey are at the top of the center-forward depth chart, but Poulsen’s future is somewhat in question. Considering parent company Salzburg-Leipzig connection, it would seem like Adeyemi’s best place to get some playing time right away.
Atletico Madrid look again at Borussia Mönchengladbach defender and German international Matthias Ginter:
Matthias Ginter was one of the many names that rang out last summer to bolster Atlético de Madrid’s defense, including the rojiblanco side of the need to make at least one change in their defensive plot, as the summer next they could reach There have been departures like those of Felipe or Stefan Savic, leaving a vacancy that the Rojiblanco side would seek to fill with the arrival of the 27-year-old German center-back.
In addition, the German footballer is terminating his contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach, which would facilitate his arrival at Wanda Metropolitano at zero cost given the great interest that Atletico de Madrid is currently showing in acquiring a Matthias Ginter. who has also recently been linked with teams like him Bayern Munich, who appear to be the main rival of the team led by Diego Pablo Simeone to strengthen their defense with the German footballer
As they say, Atletico de Madrid today have their defensive plot well covered with four players to end the rotation with, but that possible departure of a Felipe who doesn’t have the same significance as last year could lead to upon his departure from the current Champion League, this being the essential condition that the Rojiblancaise sports management be marked to launch definitively for Matthias Ginter and make him one of their star signings for 2022/2023.
Bayern Munich finished another week of football without any major mishaps, at least if you don’t include the loss to Eintracht Frankfurt. Now, as club football enters a new international hiatus, we here at Bavarian Podcast Works take a look at some talking points promised over the past seven days. Full Disclosure: This episode was recorded before the Bayern game against Frankfurt, so it ignores it.
In this episode, Ineednoname and Samrin discuss:
- The bottom line three, and why both hate it.
- Address the classic ‘Chelsea use it, why can’t Bayern’ argument and why it doesn’t apply.
- Why Benjamin Pavard poses a problem (new arguments this time !!!).
- Have Julian Nagelsmann’s Bayern Munich ever been challenged? (It does, but not when we recorded it)
- Small tangent on the goalkeepers, including Manuel Neuer, Gregor Kobel and ter Stegen.
- Who could pose a decent threat to this team.
- Who are the big threats in the Bundesliga this season.
- How Hansi Flick could field Germany with the return of Thomas Muller.
- A potential new role for Leroy Sane?