Bayern Munich has made some sensational transfers this summer and few could have imagined it.
As the Bavarians enter their second year under Julian Nagelsmann, the pressure is on them to start challenging for the Champions League title they lifted in 2020 once again.
While the season ahead could see Bayern continue their complete dominance of the Bundesliga, the disappointment in Europe has left a lingering feeling that the club has nevertheless underperformed, says Just Football.
And most clubs would rightly panic if this tinge of disappointment was followed by the departure of their star player, who had just won the last two FIFA Men’s Player of the Year awards.
Bayern aren’t most clubs though, because if any team is prepared to tackle the 40-goal-a-season gap Robert Lewandowski leaves behind with his move to Barcelona, then you can bet it’s the German giants .
This is said for many reasons, because Bayern are not only one of the most ruthless teams in the game, but they are also masters at maximizing their resources in the playing staff.
With an eye-catching move for Matthijs de Ligt confirmed this week for €80m, more attention really needs to be paid to Bayern.
In fact, to illustrate this very point is how threatening Bayern’s squad could look once their transfer business is settled and the 2022/23 season begins.
To achieve this, Nagelsmann’s 4-2-3-1 formation should be looked at, depending on who can start and who can be brought on from the bench.
FC Bayern have signed Sadio Mané from Liverpool. The 30-year-old attacker has agreed a contract with the German record champions until 30 June 2025.
Herbert Hainer, FC Bayern president: “Sadio Mané is a global star, who underlines the appeal of FC Bayern and will increase the attractiveness of the Bundesliga as a whole. Fans come to the stadiums to see such unique players. It’s great that our board led by Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidžić have managed to sign a player like Sadio Mané for FC Bayern.”