- Dec 7, 2015
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.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.
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.