One of the main priorities for Bayern Munich during the January transfer window was to strengthen the team’s attacking depth. They have no viable backup for Robert Lewandowski, and Thomas Muller has been playing on a deeper role of late.
The Bundesliga giants might be on the verge of solving that problem, though, as they have confirmed talks with Hoffenheim over a January transfer of Germany international Sandro Wagner. The rumour of Wagner joining Bayern has been out there for quite a while, but talks have progressed smoothly and it seems Wagner is now on the verge of acquiring the talented striker.
Wagner already knows what is like for play for Bayern, as that club was his first as a professional. But he wasn’t able to settle in the team, so he had to play elsewhere to gain notoriety and Hoffenheim has been the team where he has performed better.
Wagner is keen to return to Bayern, and he told Hoffenheim officials that he wants the transfer to go through since he wants the move to be completed as soon as possible. And considering both Hoffenheim’s head coach, Julian Nagelsmann, and the club’s sporting director, Alexander Rosen, confirmed the talks all signs indicate the move is bound to be completed sooner than later.
Wagned joined Hoffenheim from Darmstadt in 2016 and is under contract until 2020. It has been reported that he could be allowed to leave for a transfer exceeding €10 million, which is not a lot of money for a proven striker considering how crazy the market has been over the past few months.