Bayern Munich Board Approve €200 Million Transfers, With Two Deals Already Completed
Bayern Munich could still win this season's Bundesliga after reeling in Borussia Dortmund but the German giants are still set to spend big this summer with a €200 million spree reportedly agreed by the board.
The talk is always about the top five leagues in Europe but despite those leagues supposed to being the best in the continent far too often they are won by the same teams every season.
Even in Spain, one of the more competitive of the five, Barcelona have won La Liga seven times in the past 10 seasons and look set for another win this season.
So when another club breaks up the single team dominance, as Monaco did two years ago in France, it starts to become a big deal. That's why Borussia Dortmund's lead in Bundesliga earlier this season got us all excited.
However that lead over Bayern Munich has disappeared and now Munich are on for a seventh German title in a row.
Despite that though it looks like the club are due to spend big this summer. The German champions have already agreed to sign Benjamin Pavard from Stuttgart and Theo Hernandez from Atletico Madrid looks likely to join him.
On top of that though the board today reportedly agreed to spend €200 million on transfers this summer, according to Bild, and they're already working on signing Timo Werner.
The supervisory board of Bayern has approved the investment of €200m on transfers in the summer. Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernández are done deals. Timo Werner's transfer fee must still be negotiated with Leipzig and other players are also expected to join [SportBild] pic.twitter.com/8mW4i8dq0o
- Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) March 20, 2019
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:rotating_light: Bayern have completed the transfer of Lucas Hernández a few weeks ago and have already paid half the release clause of €80m to Atlético Madrid. The Frenchman will sign a long term contract [@DahbiaHattabi] pic.twitter.com/IBj0yaS9nk- Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) March 20, 2019
Speaking to the press today, via Goal, club president Uli Hoeness said, "We are in the process of rejuvenating our team. It's the biggest investment programme FC Bayern has ever had."
And Hoeness confirmed that it'll be up to Niko Kovac whether or not the club decide to make James Rodriguez' temporary move into a permanent deal, adding, "If he [Kovac] says he wants James for next season, we'll pay the €42 million. It is up to us what happens.
"We have an option we can either trigger before May or not. If we decide that's what we will do, he will have to stay. But we haven't yet made any decision on the subject."
The average age of Bayern's squad this season is over 27, the oldest in the league, so Pavard, Hernandez and Werener's signings make a lot of sense.
As well as those players the German giants have been linked with a move for Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi, with Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben getting towards the end of their careers.
Who else should Bayern sign?