Timo Werner (CF) RB Leipzig

What will Werner be leaning on?

  • The Wall of Champions, pointing at the newly installed 6

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  • Nabil Fekir's knee

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  • A bog standard table, with a bog standard pen, and a sheet of random paper

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  • The Champions League trophy for some weird reason

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  • Sadio's jockstrap

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  • The railing at Melwood

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  • Ralf Rangnick's animosity

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  • A giant can of Red Bull, cos he's not coming

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JibJab

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Bayern could afford Sane and Werner if they wanted to. They've had Robben and Ribery retire and Muller and Lewa are getting older.
 

Red over the water

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I think they are used to having any Bundesliga player they want, and that is being challenged by other teams. And as it is being challenged, the price is going up, such is the financial muscle of the Prem teams, so Bayern aren’t overly happy at the moment. They actually have to compete for players, rather than simply deciding who makes the grade for them!

It’s almost similar with the manager too. Beckenbauer has been flirting with Klopp. Normally Bayern would just say to any top German manager, when they need him, ‘OK, you can come here now.’

Their world is changing.
 

Cologne-Liverpool

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I think they are used to having any Bundesliga player they want, and that is being challenged by other teams. And as it is being challenged, the price is going up, such is the financial muscle of the Prem teams, so Bayern aren’t overly happy at the moment. They actually have to compete for players, rather than simply deciding who makes the grade for them!

It’s almost similar with the manager too. Beckenbauer has been flirting with Klopp. Normally Bayern would just say to any top German manager, when they need him, ‘OK, you can come here now.’

Their world is changing.
This isn't new, the development was fairly predictable, that's the reason they held on to Ribery, Robben, Boateng, Hummels for as long as possible, because they knew they would find it very difficult to get new players of similar quality on the international market. And they got lucky in that Lewandowski is hardly ever injured. German talents is their only advantage and I think even that might be slowly eroding.
They made it through last season in the BL, but they're in for some major (re-)development and change, everybody knew that for some time. Other clubs in the BL have already specialised and are experienced in scouting and developing hidden gems (because they had no other choice), Bayern will have to adjust to that. They also suck at developing their own academy talents, the last one who made it was Müller and that was over 10 years ago.
 

SithBaare

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Bayern will have to adjust to that. They also suck at developing their own academy talents, the last one who made it was Müller and that was over 10 years ago.
whyinvest in youth when you can steal from other clubs when the players dont sign a contract etc
 

SadiosMio

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whyinvest in youth when you can steal from other clubs when the players dont sign a contract etc
Would be great if Liverpool waited for Bayern to go for someone like Pepe and use up their available funds, then secure who they want from the bundesliga. BM has already spent a lot, adding Pepe would probably take them near 200m euros. They're probably not going much past that since they aren't making any big sales.
 

1dragon

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This isn't new, the development was fairly predictable, that's the reason they held on to Ribery, Robben, Boateng, Hummels for as long as possible, because they knew they would find it very difficult to get new players of similar quality on the international market. And they got lucky in that Lewandowski is hardly ever injured. German talents is their only advantage and I think even that might be slowly eroding.
They made it through last season in the BL, but they're in for some major (re-)development and change, everybody knew that for some time. Other clubs in the BL have already specialised and are experienced in scouting and developing hidden gems (because they had no other choice), Bayern will have to adjust to that. They also suck at developing their own academy talents, the last one who made it was Müller and that was over 10 years ago.
Alaba was also a youth product from their academy I think. Frutchl seems to be quite highly rated. but yeah, they have to go shopping in quite a few areas.