Bayern Munich has shown their interest to sign PSG right-back Thomas Meunier according to reports emanating from Germany.
The Belgium international whose contract is set to expire at the end of the current campaign may be available for a cut-price this January.
Meunier is the fourth right back to have been linked with the Bavarians recently after rumoured interest in players such as Dortmund’s Achraf Hakimi, and Manchester City’s João Cancelo. With all these rumours, it is clear that the Bavarians are looking for reliable personnel to add to the ranks at the full-back so that Joshua Kimmich can continue in midfield and Benjamin Pavard can move back to his preferred position at centre back.
However, further reports have shown that Jerome Boateng who is attracting a lot of interest from Serie A side AC Milan will not be sold this winter due to the lack of depth at the back.
It is somehow hard for Bayern to sanction the sales of players in winter, but that won’t change the fact that Jerome Boateng will leave in the summer.
Bayern’s vigorous search for a right-back, therefore, could Sha an attempt to ease the departure of Boateng so that Pavard can play in the heart of the defence. Although moving Joshua Kimmich to the defence would yield the same result without needing to spend on a short term issue of acquiring Meunier from PSG. But manager Hansi Flick would still prefer Kimmich in the midfield role similar to how he plays in the German team.
Bayern needs to sort out the right-back issue so that it can give the likes of Kimmich and Pavard their freedom to play in their respective roles.
Bayern continues their race for the Bundesliga as they make a trip to Hertha Berlin.