Just a few days ago, Christian Nerlinger said that there won’t be any more signings. Whether he lied (not that I’d blame him, those statements can reduce fees a bit and help to get rid of the media for a few days) or Ivica Olic’s injury, he’s most likely gonna miss the next two months, changed their minds, I don’t know. What we do know is that Bayern is looking for a replacement, another striker. Let the speculations begin.
Said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: “We only have three strikers, that worries us. We trust in Ivica coming back but will consider whether we react.”
A pretty obvious statement that they’re looking for a forward. Only condition: no CL matches this season, he’d be needed there (if Bayern qualifies).
So, who are candidates? Many probably immediately think of Carlos Tevez who’d be what’s needed but let’s be honest, he’d be far too expensive. My first realistic thought was Park Chu-Young who has been linked with many clubs this summer (Schalke and Lille in particular) but has yet to sign a contract. Another player that came to mind is Didier Ya Konan who is struggling to become a regular in Hannover due to Abdellaoue and Schlaudraff performing brilliantly so far. There’s one problem, though: he played against Sevilla and I’m not sure if Europa League matches make a player unavailable for Champions League football. UPDATE: He could not play before the round of 16.
Aside from them, it’s almost impossible to name players as we don’t know what they’re looking for and where they’re looking. My wild card: Modibo Maiga who scored 15 goals for Sochaux last season and can play almost every offensive position. But will Nerlinger, Rummenigge, Heynckes and Hoeneß even discuss players outside of Germany?