Bayern Munich has recently brought in a defender on another loan deal to strengthen the squad. This increases the number of players on loan to three, which begs the question – why is a team like Bayern Munich bringing so many players on loan? Lately, Bayern Munich has made some progress in adding to the roster to the next half of this season. Bringing in Alvaro Odriozola on loan out of Real Madrid is a move that will allow Joshua Kimmich to permanently move to the midfield, and Benjamin Pavard to proceed to his favourite position of centre back. Looking at his stats for the season, it is apparent he needs additional minutes and hasn’t been receiving match time for Madrid. Bayern wants a right-back, so on paper, this is a transfer that may prove hugely valuable for Bayern’s goals in the spring. This was the exact same idea back in the summer of 2019 when towards the close of the transfer window, Bayern brought in two other players on loan: Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Perisic. The two players have been brought in to provide either quality depth or star attacking possible. And they’ve done that quite well. You may argue whether Coutinho has lived up to his potential, but he’s contributed to the group, has not gotten injured yet (which can be a positive in our scenario), and plays hard for your team every outing. Another name to throw in the dialogue here is James Rodriguez, that was on loan from Real Madrid for a couple of years. The Colombian was brought in to strengthen the attack.
Since the summer of 2017, when Bayern brought in James Rodriguez on loan there has been a pattern of bringing players in on economical, short loan deals with choices to buy. The answer to why this is happening is that costs for this calibre of players are astronomical, and Bayern can’t keep up with the likes of Manchester City, PSG, and Real Madrid in spending. Along with inflated charges, I feel Renato Sanches is just another reason why Die Roten look for loan deals. Yes, Renato Sanches. He was lauded as the future of Bayern’s midfield when Bayern purchased the youngster from Benfica in the summer of 2016. I won’t go into the details of his time that is recorded in Munich, but his time here sent a message, whether good or bad. The concept was that the market changed and Die Roten had to be particular and careful. Now it’s always good business to be cautious about millions and millions of euros, however, that is being taken by Bayern to the extreme. We saw that last summer, Bayern had to bring a couple attacking players after procuring the defensive signatures of Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez. Bayern went on Leroy Sane without giving anyone else believed. Another few names that were hotly debated were Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. Timo Werner is now in a hurry for top scorer with our own Robert Lewandowski. He’s talented but Bayern isn’t sold on him so that they did not buy him, even though he could have come at a price. I think he could get sport time, possibly filling in on the tails or committing Lewandowksi rest. Havertz is a gifted player but still quite young. He decided to stay at Bayer Leverkusen last summer to get experience by enjoying constant football. Bayern is reportedly eager to spend big money. They did not bring in Werner just and did not rush this move to bring in the next player to add another attacker. They know what they need and are patient enough to wait for exactly what they need. This can be frustrating but can be also very rewarding when those transfers play and play. Take recent first-team transfers such as Alphonso Davies, Benjamin Pavard, and Lucas Hernandez. All three players have shown their attributes and when healthy, have been great contributors.
Bayern will not just buy talented young players for its sake. Every move implemented will be planned. They will get a short term solution until they get if they can not get their guy in right away. We have to get used to it because this is the way as lovers and today. With the ideal coach, and also the roster full of players, Bayern may have a great deal of success later on.