Fc bayern: salihamidzic satisfied with last-minute transfers

Fc bayern: salihamidzic satisfied with last-minute transfers

Munich (dpa) – after the final offensive of the FC bayern munchen on the transfer market, sports director hasan salihamidzic drew a positive conclusion and rejected criticism of the purchasing policy.

Due to the "special circumstances" and the "difficult schedule" during the corona period, the people at sabener strabe were "satisfied," summed up the manager of the soccer record champions in the "kicker" magazine. FC bayern had signed offensive players douglas costa and eric maxim choupo-moting, midfielder marc roca and defender bouna sarr in the last hours before the end of the transfer period.

Salihamidzic justified the fact that the deals went through so late and the munchner were in a time crunch with the participation in the konigsklasse final tournament in lisbon in august – where the title was celebrated. "We have subordinated everything to the success in the champions league tournament. We didn’t want to burden the team with rumors of players coming or going," the 43-year-old said.

Before the four spaten new purchases the munchner had already made the zugange of leroy sane, alexander nubel and tanguy nianzou perfect, "which some already forgot", as salihamidzic said.

Soccer experts such as former bayern pros stefan effenberg and dietmar hamann had criticized the purchasing policy. Hamann rated sarr – the backup for right-back benjamin pavard – as "probably the emergency solution". Effenberg, in a column, worked off the costa return from juventus turin in particular, recalling that former bayern president hoeneb described the brazilian as "quite a soldier" after his departure in 2017, saying the munich side "didn’t like him in terms of character".

Salihamidzic, on the other hand, found the new arrivals suitable. "All the parts have to fit. The candidates’ understanding of their role, their profile of requirements and their character round off the sporting aspects," he said. "We have given careful consideration to each of these transfers." The sporting director contradicted rumors that the team had been pushing for the signing of costa. "This is a marchen," he said and clarified: "squad planning is not a matter for the team."

The four new players come to the serial champions without any claim to a permanent position; the bavarians were mainly looking for supplementary professionals and backups for the stars before an extremely intense season. For the internal climate of the club it was always important that the reservists did not complain too much about the lack of playing time.

In addition, salihamidzic said that financial aspects were also important during the corona period. "The FC bayern does not go for every craziness."According to reports, chelsea FC had made a deal worth at least 77 million euros a condition for bayern’s desired player, callum hudson-odoi. The deal did not materialize.

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