FC Bayern could also use RB Leipzig this summer, and a corresponding offer is apparently being prepared for midfielder Konrad Laimer.
Munich – The FC Bayern lifted shortly before the end of the season up the championship trophy, after the season is almost over, the focus is on the transfer market again. As in the previous summer, the title holder is also looking to Leipzig this time. After the change of coach in the winter, RB showed themselves to be in great shape and even scored two points more than Bayern in their 16 games in the second half of the season. They seem to be very interested in a midfielder from Saxony: Konrad Laimer. Now one of the RB decision-makers spoke up.
FC Bayern: RB Leipzig manager Mintzlaff wants to avoid “strong upheaval”.
For the penultimate time of the current season, opinionated voices from the Bundesliga met in Sport1 double pass at the Hilton Airport Hotel Munich. Also in the group was Oliver Mintzlaff, Managing Director of RB Leipzig. The 46-year-old commented on the rumors about his stars like top scorer Christopher Nkunku or Konrad Laimer. The latter player in particular has apparently been on FC Bayern’s list since last summer.
Mintzlaff had a clear answer to the question of whether the Saxons could keep the core of their team together beyond the summer. “At Nkunku we discussed internally with the player and the consultant that we would not let him go and that we would not have such a major upheaval again next year,” said the RB official.
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“We want to attack and take the next development step and you can’t give up top performers every year,” Mintzlaff summarized the situation. Regarding the top performers mentioned at this year’s DFB CupLaimer is also one of the finalists, which is why Leipzig would resist a sale. But the Austrian’s contract is only valid until the summer of 2023, which is why it could only be released this summer on worthwhile conditions.
As transfer expert Fabrizio Romano wrote on Sunday, Bayern are currently preparing an offer of between 18 and 20 million euros for Laimer. Trainer Julian Nagelsman, who had often spoken positively about his ex-player in the past, is said to be the driving force. However, the central midfielder not only arouses desires in Munich, according to the latest reports he is also being courted in England.
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Mintzlaff also indicated in the one-two, despite all the statements about his players, that Bayern definitely have a chance of transferring to the next Leipzig professionals Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Sabitzer to have. “Our model remains that we will also sell players,” said the RB manager. The player himself had recently avoided a clear commitment to RB that his next career step could “go in all directions”. (ajr)