“If you knew what we already know for sure for the new season…”: These fine words that Uli Hoeness said in February of this year in the “double pass” hang on the president of FC Bavaria Munich to this day. The transfer policy of the German record master has been criticised many times since. But what top purchases did Hoeness refer to at the time?” According to the paper, two players in particular were meant: Lucas Hernandezz, whose change for 80 million euro was actually finalized at the end of March. So about a month after Hoeness’well-respected statements.
The second in the covenant was apparently Timo Werner, whom the president, according to the “Sport Image” at the time, called “safe”. However, the last thing that was noticeably quiet about the national player was that Hasan Salihamidzic and Co. finally committed themselves to a commitment by Leroy Sane or Ousmane Demele.
According to the sports magazine, there has been agreement between Werner and the German record master for weeks on a change. Alone: Players and management are waiting in vain for a signal from Munich.
Furthermore, it is open whether Bavaria is ready to transfer a replacement to RB Leipzig, so that the 23-year-old can switch to Sabine Street this summer, or whether the money is planned for other transfers and Werner has to wait until 2020, At the time when his contract ends in Leipzig.
In addition to Werner and Hernandez, Hoeness is said to have thought of Jann-Fiete Arp, whose change from Hamburg SV to Bavaria was already established internally at the time. The 19-year-old stormer, however, only played a “rather minor role” in the President’s mind, according to the “Sport Image”.