Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are about to endure a massive squad overhaul during the upcoming summer transfer window, according to club’s president Uli Hoeness who said the club “will invest like never before” this summer.
It makes sense to invest if Bayern want to stay at the top. Two of their most iconic players, wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, will leave the club at the end of the current season. Plus, they haven’t looked as the dominant force they’ve been in past years so it’s clear they need reinforcements on both sides of the ball.
To start, they already secured a move for French international Benjamin Pavard, who should represent an upgrade on the right-back position while allowing Joshua Kimmich to move into a full-time midfield role. They’ve also gotten linked with names such as Lille’s Nicolas Pepe, Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, and Atletico’s Antoine Griezmann.
As if that wasn’t enough, they’re also planning for the future. They sign MLS phenom Alphonso Davies a while ago, and now they’ve been looking closely at players such as Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi, Germany international Timo Werner, and Lucas Hernandez, French international and current player of Atletico Madrid.
Getting only half of those names would already represent a major overhaul. But it’s clear that the team means business when they say they’re going to spend big time.