The Story So Far-
There has been no doubt that Bayern Munich are looking to revamp their form in the second half of the season with some solid transfers in the winter transfer window. The 2 main targets for them in this window are Chelsea’s youth winger Callum Hudson Odoi and Atletico Madrid’s world cup winner Lucas Hernandez.
The Roji Blancos defender has stated that he “would consider” a transfer away from the club amid continued speculation linking him with a move to Bayern Munich. Marca reported that the German champions look to sign the world cup winner triggering his £80m clause. The Frenchmen will be the first of many signings at a time when Bayern Munich are having plans to look to regenerate an ageing squad.
The law in Spain says that all the professional players must have a fixed amount in their contract that allows them to be bought out of the deal that they have currently (buyout clause), as was the case when Neymar joined Paris St Germain for a world record £222m in 2017.
Should the deal go through Hernandez would become the second-most expensive defender in history, behind Virgil van Djik, who joined Liverpool for a fee reported by British media to be £75m last January.
On the other hand, Bayern have made much progress towards Hudson Odoi submitting a successive fourth bid of £35m for Chelsea U-19 Star Callum Hudosn Odoi. The English wonder kid has been complaining about game time since the end of last season but his two starts against Nottingham Forest and Tottenham might be too late.
Bayern’s director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic said in a recent interview, “We really want to sign him. He has qualities that fit our team. He can dribble and has a drive towards goal. He has lots of potential.”
If the Blues’ star’s move to the Bundesliga is completed, Hudson Odoi will become the third English player to make the move to the top flight of football in Germany. Jadon Sancho, 18, who left Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund in 2017, and Reiss Nelson, 19, on loan from Arsenal at Hoffenheim until July are the other two Englishmen to give standout performances in Bundesliga. Furthermore, The England U19 international is set to face more competition next season at Stamford Bridge with the £58m arrival of United States winger Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund.
What Impact It Could Have On Bayern In The Long Run?
If the German giants do manage to sign these young talents, it will really boost their cause in the long run. They are all set to end the Ribery-Robben era and move on with newer players and these signings can spark that revolution off. Their highest serving current stars are all set to hang their boots finally and these talents can really make good use of the opportunities that will be coming their way.
Even for Hernandez, things can really hit it off, if he does eventually sign for the new club. Bayern is looking to bring about a change and it will be an interesting transfer saga for the both of them.