Bayern Munich should finally change their position. While the Bavarian leaders publicly announced that they were not looking for a centre-forward, Uli Hoeness, the club’s honorary president, took a position on the arrival of a successor to Robert Lewandowski:
“The more time passes, the more I have the feeling that Bayern lack a goalscorer. It is true that we no longer had the sufficient budget at the end of August to recruit a size, after the departure of “Lewy” in FC Barcelona. Letting him go was a sporting risk, knowing that we would find it more difficult to score goals. Admittedly, we create a lot of dangerous situations for ourselves, but we lack efficiency to such an extent, an observation linked to the fact that we do not have any major number nine in our current squad,” he told BR Fernsehen.
Thuram, Bayern’s favorite target?
While testing several players in this position (Müller, Mané, Gnabry), Julian Nagelsmann failed to find the solution and therefore decided to rely on Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting again in the last matches. Effective as he was decisive against Augsburg and Hoffenheim, however, the former Parisian is not the long-term goalscorer the management is looking for.
Therefore, L’Equipe reports that despite rumors of Harry Kane, Lautaro Martinez and Dusan Vlahovic, the Munich managers are closely examining the situation of Marcus Thuram, who was replaced by the number nine in Mönchengladbach this season and who achieves feats (eight goals and two assists in the Bundesliga). The France international also has the benefit of being out of contract next June and could represent a lower-priced option for the Rekordmeister. Only problem, Borussia don’t seem to be a seller… at the moment. Case to follow.
Linked with many centre-forwards, Bayern Munich could finally bank on a French international to succeed Robert Lewandowski. In fact, the Bavarian leaders would be interested in Marcus Thuram.