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Bayern Munich To Face Germany In A Friendly Match

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Bayern Munich To Face Germany In A Friendly Match

Bayern Munich will play against the German national team, potentially later this year, with the money from the match paying for the compensation for Hansi Flick.

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Just 11 days ago, or a lifetime in the recent European football terms, Flick annoyed Bayern by going public with the fact he wanted to leave the club at the end of the season, a year before his contract was due.

It took till yesterday for the club to announce that Flick would be leaving the club and they announced that RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann would be taking over from him, with Flick expected to take over the Germany team.

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Bayern have had to pay a world record fee for a manager to get Nagelsmann out of his contract at their rivals, costing £20 million.

There was no news how much the current Bayern boss would cost the national FA and now it's being reported that's because the money will come from a friendly match between the two teams.

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The likes of Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry could be left picking a side or playing a half each, in what could be a very entertaining match.

There is no date for the match currently and after a long season and the Euros to follow, it does seem unlikely clubs would be willing to allow their players to play for the national team in order to help Bayern.

The match would also be most effective for making money when fans are allowed back in stadiums, although that will start to happen at this summer's Euros.

Nagelsmann will be joining Bayern in the summer. Image: PA Images
Nagelsmann will be joining Bayern in the summer. Image: PA Images
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Flick will be no stranger to the German national team, should he get the job that Joachim Low is leaving in the summer, having been the current manager's assistant.

The 56-year-old was the assistant to the national team manager from August 2006 until leaving the post after they won the World Cup in Brazil in 2014.

He then became sporting director for the German FA for a while and became Bayern assistant in 2019.

The former Bayern midfielder took over from Niko Kovac later that year and won the league and Champions League double in his first season.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football, Euro 2020, Germany, Bayern Munich, Julian Nagelsmann, Bundesliga

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