Bayern’s ageing squad is in dire need of overhaul as they struggle to recover ground on leader’s Borussia Dortmund. Niko Kovac, the Bavarians head coach, is determined they will strengthen the defence although there is conflict with the club with some of the hierarchy believing replacing ageing attackers is the priority.
Born in Palace’s backyard of Croydon, the full-back impressed Premier League scouts since making his debut in 2016. His subsequent performances firmly established him in the Eagles first team, appearing in all bar one of the South London club’s 26 Premier League fixtures this season.
Manchester City and Chelsea are the main contenders for his signature but Everton, Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are all eyeing the £40m man. However, with his contract running until 2022, Palace are in no rush to sell the player, rebuffing City’s interest in him during the January transfer window.
His performances aren’t going unnoticed in the England set-up. Despite an Under-20 appearance for DRC, Ban-Wissaka was called up by England Under-21s in September 2018, winning the first of his two caps against the Netherlands at Carrow Road.