New transfers of Chelsea and Liverpool forwards 2022/23
Mane only wants into Bayern’s squad
I can hardly believe PSG was crazy enough to offer Mane a contract after extending Mbappe’s deal. Real, on the other hand, has definitely called for the Klopp forward before. But now Vinicius has appeared on the left flank, so Salah is more likely to end up in Perez’s team than Sadio. The Senegalese is a peculiar man, stubborn. If he wants to join Bayern, no one can stop him on his chosen path. And he comes to the team of another stubborn one – Lewandowski. Kahn and Salihamidzic are furious because of Robert’s behavior, and the forward’s friends and entourage are furious because of Bayern’s position.
The Pole has made a statement that he will not play in Munich. The club reminded about the contract for a year, although it could solve everything amicably. Now Tebas and Laporta are publicly quarreling because of the difficult deal with Barcelona. And the coach of the Polish national team offers the same option that was allowed the other day. If Barcelona are banned from registering the Pole, then instead of a useless deal Lewandowski with PSG he would be better off going to Liverpool.
He will compete in goals with Holand again, and Mane will go to Munich if that is his wish. For Nagelsmann, such a newcomer will be a good help after losing his goal machine. Moreover, Julian has long been a fan of Mane’s talents. From his first day at the club he offered Kahn to sign the Liverpool forward. And since Sadio has a contract with the Reds until the summer of 2023, you can bargain as the Germans love to do. Because of that there is a delay, but the sides are actively negotiating.
The Austrians on the “champion’s tax”
Salihamidzic and Kahn’s eyes twitch at the mention of Zahavi. First, the agent muddied the water in the glass from which David Alaba was going to get drunk – he took the Austrian to Real Madrid. And now he has done everything to quarrel with Lewandowski and the Bayern management. The result is achieved, the decision to keep Robert in the team for another year will be a killer for the team. The search for forwards, on the other hand, is a smart strategy. Especially in light of the fact that Holand has already been stolen.
There’s no way to steal Borussia D this time, but there are Stuttgart and Leipzig. The former could get Austrian Sasa Kaladzic as a reserve. Last season he was spoiled by coronavirus injuries, but he’s not the worst forward for the reserves. Nagelsmann is also mindful of the “championship tax.” – “Bayern can take a player away from almost any Bundesliga club, and continues to look into the lineup of the familiar Leipzig. Another Austrian, the versatile Laimer, is planned to be taken from Tedesco. He has experience of playing in the Champions League, appeared in different positions and will be another option.
“Bayern understands that there will be more than just acquisitions. Gnabry could leave – he was promoted through his friendship with Alaba, linking him with Real. There have also been talks about his return to Arsenal, although such an option looks like a demotion for the player himself. After all, he is the team’s second scorer in the Bundesliga with 14 goals. But Sane, Mane and Coman could be in the squad, and Serj will be cramped. And then there’s poor Zabitzer, who went after Nagelsmann and ended up playing the role of “first where they send him”. But you also need people like that in a team of that level.
Munich are looking for a new centre-forward
The option of having Mane in the center of the attack is equal to the idea of moving Müller to the cutting edge, lining up a trio of midfielders behind him. As a theoretical option for the Bundesliga – good, as a practical technique to get into a new Champions League final – too unreliable. In Munich, Guardiola was coaching, but even the Spaniard was clutching his head when he let Lewandowski off the bench. “Bayern are used to playing without the “false nine”.
It’s a good coincidence that Lukaku’s interest in renting to a new club after the most expensive deal in sports history, the sale to Chelsea, is coupled with Bayern’s desire to find a new strong center forward. The Belgian wants to go to Milan, as he has stated publicly since his disappointing season. London would like to get back at least part of the €113m spent on the move.
Barcelona could get involved if Lewandowski’s transfer falls through and Chelsea agree to Lukaku’s loan with the right to buy. The Belgian is a strong striker, but he has less athleticism than Lewandowski. Lukaku is a smart guy for whom soccer has become a ticket to a rich life. But he has considered ending his career with the Belgian national team, although he is not old, lost at MJ and Chelsea (twice in the latter case).
Coaches like Conte can motivate him, but Tuchel has failed. Let’s see what Nagelsmann gives out, because his vote in choosing a replacement for Lewandowski should be decisive. It’s reckless on Kahn’s part to sign a center forward without a coach for a team where all the passes were flocked to the forward. And while Lukaku certainly isn’t the only candidate, a decision can’t be delayed. The election is difficult, but inevitable.
Nagelsmann needs a destroyer for a long time
When Coman, Gnabry, Müller and Lewandowski were on the field, there were two positions left for the midfielders. Kimmich is out of the question – a key player. But instead of Goretzka was seen Tolisso, who is leaving Bayern, because he asked too much money on a new contract, if you believe the German press. Or a young Musiala. And Jamal is not a central defensive midfielder. Therefore, thoughts of bringing in a support player must visit Nagelsmann’s exuberant brain.
The 20-year-old Dutchman Gravenberg spent two decent seasons with Ajax. Doesn’t want to go to the Europa League, turned down a move to MJ following Ten Hag. Alvarez helped him in Amsterdam – the Mexican is more aggressive than Ryan in tackling – but Gravenberg is of interest to Bayern who need to close down the backline rather than build their entire defense on one man. The Dutchman can attack, like almost all graduates of the Ajax school, but will be more valuable to Munich without the ball.
Without Lewanowski, Bayern need to find a new concept of play. Mane will add variability both on the left and in the center of the attack. But it also needs someone who can work clearly on defense, like Gravenberg. Ryan can play alongside Kimmich, or he can take the field as the third central midfielder with Josey and Goretzka if Bayern’s scheme changes. It will be a different team without Robert, and it will be interesting to see which players can be lured in.
The Germans are among the favorites in the Champions League, so they will have great performers. And Gravenberg, who can be assigned with Busquets and Pogba. And Mane, if you want an easy championship in Munich. Perhaps even Lukaku, because Romelu understands that he must be successful in the Bundesliga. The result of the season depends on the quality of the introduction of the newcomers, because Bayern has one goal for any season – to win everything. “Villarreal” was underestimated, such mistakes Nagelsmann will not be forgiven again.