45 million euros fixed plus five variables and up to 25 million euros in salary. This is the money that Robert Lewandowski ‘put back’ into Bayern’s coffers after joining the club for free from Borussia Dortmund.
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Bayern and the Polish striker have parted ways with the Warsaw native in the direction of Barcelona. In Munich, his departure leaves a significant void, but also good liquidity which requires judicious reinvestment to strengthen the team.
Speaking to the German press at the first team of the year presentation event, former Bayern goalkeeper and now sporting director Oliver Kahn assured that the Munich club will enter the transfer market this season with a mission. “Since Robert’s transfer fee is very high, it gives us more opportunities for additional action in the transfer market,” said the German.
The German says sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic and the Bavarians’ coach Julian Nagelsmann have looked at these opportunities first-hand. Both agree that Matthijs De Ligt should be the first reinforcement.
The signing of the central defender raises the bar in a window that stands out for the number of signings with a superstar like Sadio Mané and two other very good youngsters like Noussair Mazraoui and Ryan Gravenberch. Between them, they have the chance to fill the void of Lewandowski.
De Ligt will join Bayern this summer
The 22-year-old Juventus centre-back is the big target this summer. According to AS, the signing is practically complete with a €70m deal plus €10m in variables with Juventus. The young Dutchman arrives to join a project in which he wants to be important and does so for the next five years.
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