The 1-1 draw in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals against Manchester City and the lack of a miracle that would have been necessary after the 0-3 swatter in the first comparison has once again revealed that there is a need for action at FC Bayern in the center of attack. President Herbert Hainer has now announced the commitment of a striker in the summer.
“We’re missing the goalscorer who gets things done. That’s what we’ll definitely need in the future,” the FC Bayern boss said after leaving the top flight of football, probably from the heart of many Munich fans.
However, the further explanations of the 68-year-old underline that the search for the right player is by no means an easy task. “If you could name me the one that would have an immediate impact, we would buy it immediately,” continued Hainer: “But assume that we will strengthen the team so that we can once again have a say in the Champions League title . Our goal is very clear to be at the top in Europe.”
For months, FC Bayern has been associated with a million-dollar transfer from Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur, but “Sport Bild” revealed on Wednesday that the German record champions found out from the 29-year-old striker’s circle that he was doing this tends to continue his career in England. Possibly to break the Premier League goal record.
Hainer nurtures hope for a mega deal from FC Bayern
In addition to Kane, Victor Osimhen from SSC Napoli and Randall Kolo Muani from Eintracht Frankfurt should also play a role in the Bayern planners’ considerations. For each of the above, however, alleged transfer claims of 100 million euros are circulating in the media. A sum that would mean a new Bundesliga transfer record.
Hainer feeds the rumours: “FC Bayern is in a very, very good financial position. We have a high equity ratio and we also have a bit of money in our fixed-term deposit accounts.” However, the money will not be thrown on the market lightly. You will not “buy any one”, the need must be “analyzed carefully”.
Hainer also confirmed that the surprising change of coach from Julian Nagelsmann to Thomas Tuchel at the beginning of April was urgently needed. You would “definitely” act like that again, even if Tuchel has the weakest record of a Bayern coach since Sören Lerby in 1991 with two wins in his first six games. “Tuchel can’t lay hands on things and then everything will be better,” said Hainer.