The Brazilians write that an agreement has been reached and that Raphinha from Leeds is arriving in Munich ... If Oliver Kahn is to be believed, Bayern Munich will not go after Erling Haaland. Not this winter or summer. The assessment of the management of the Bavarian colossus is that Robert Lewandowski can score 30-40 goals per season for at least another two or three years and that he needs a valid alternative and someone who will be serious competition.
The first man of the team from Munich also said that Bayern has secured funds "for something big", ie that fans can expect a Christmas present. Kahn did not talk about the names, but that is why the Brazilian media went public with the specific goal of the German champion.
Moreover, TNT Sports under the vignette "exclusively" states that an agreement has been reached and that their compatriot Raphinha (25) will arrive at the Allianz Arena for a fantastic 50,000,000 euros ?! The offensive midfielder/winger arrived in Leeds last October from Rennes for 18,000,000 euros.
In the first season, he recorded the result of eight goals and 11 assists, while this season he has already reached last season's goal-scoring performance. And as he plays, he will surely break the record Raphinha has been in Europe for five years.
He played in three countries (Portugal, France, and England), he adapted well to new environments and that is what they certainly took care of in Munich. Guimaraes brought him from Avaia as a 19-year-old for 600,000 euros.
He was then sold to Sporting Lisbon for 6,500,000, and Rennes bought him in 2019 for 21,000,000, from where he moved to the Premier League, as Marcel Bielsa's wish. Bayern has not had a fourth wing since the departure of Douglas Costa.
If necessary, the prodigy Jamal Musiala jumps to the side, but his primary position is in the heart of the field. With the arrival of Raphinha, the striking trio consisting of Gnabry, Sane and Koman will get serious competition.
In Munich, of course, they look ahead. They may not need a wing for the winter, but as negotiations on a new contract with Kingsley Koman are not going in the right direction, Kahn, Salihamidzic and other leaders from Zeber Strass want to buy a replacement in time that would have six months to play and get used to.
on the Bundesliga. Of course, if there is no agreement with Coman, Bayern will do everything to sell him in the summer for a decent amount of money and thus try to pay this transfer, which, if it really happens, would be the third-biggest in the history of the club.
Only Lucas Hernandez (80,000,000) and Leroy Sane (60,000,000) would remain ahead. It should be reminded that Bayern must also resolve the statuses of Niklas Sule and Corentin Tolisso in the coming months, whose contracts expire in six months.