Julian Nagelsmann is already at work! Chosen by Bayern Munich to succeed Hans-Dieter Flick on April 27, the 33-year-old technician will be able to put his mark on a workforce built to play on all fronts. And according to information from Bild this Wednesday, the former coach of Leipzig already has many ideas in mind to revolutionize his team. In recent weeks, he has been working on next season.
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Nagelsmann wants to set up new systems
After having exchanged with several Munich players, including Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka, he then looked at what he prefers: the game. According to the German media, his goal is to develop the Bavarian Formula 1, used to evolve into 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1. For this, he wants to introduce a new system, namely the 3-5-2. He would also reserve the possibility of opting for a 3-4-3. The goal is that his team is less predictable and can have several options to surprise his opponents.
Nagelsmann also wants to improve the defensive stability of Bayern Munich. A formation which conceded 44 goals last year in the league. Too much for the club’s new strongman. It is therefore with joy that he can count on Dayot Upamecano, whom he directed in Leipzig. According to Bild, he intends in particular to associate him with Lucas Hernandez. Besides Alphonso Davies, Benjamin Pavard and Niklas Süle, Serge Gnabry is also involved in his defensive plans.
A transfer window to be managed well
Indeed, the idea would be to recycle it from time to time as a rear or piston on the right. To all this, we must add that Julian Nagelsmann must manage a transfer window which is already lively. David Alaba, Jérôme Boateng or even Javi Martinez have notably left the club. Other elements are also affected by the transfer market. At the end of the contract in 2022, Corentin Tolisso will not be selected. Juventus are very interested in his profile. For Kingsley Coman, the situation is different.
The Germans discussed an extension for weeks. But they hit a wall as Pini Zahavi, the player’s agent, claims a salary of € 17 million for his foal. This is double what he is currently receiving. Which is too much for Bayern Munich, who would no longer close the door to a departure. Manchester United and Chelsea are on the spot. In the same contractual situation, Robert Lewandowski is not against a change of scenery. Real Madrid, Chelsea and PSG are said to be contenders.
Two possible reinforcements
Files to be managed for a club that does not want to let go of its stars and does not intend to splurge. President Herbert Hainer explained recently: “With the exception of Dayot Upamecano (€ 42.5 million, editor’s note), there are no longer any large transfers possible for us this summer. We signed Omar Richards (who arrives free from Reading, note) and seven loaned players are back. The aim is to strengthen the team at all levels. The quality (of the group) is so high that we don’t need further high level transfers ”.
Still, Nagelsmann and Bayern have established two priorities. Even if players can play in this position in a defense of three, four or five depending on the phases of play (as explained above), a versatile element that can play right side is however sought. Denzel Dumfries (PSV) is appreciated. Contacts have already been established with his agent Mino Raiola. The residents of the Allianz Arena would also like to get their hands on a winger. Julian Nagelsmann therefore has his work cut out for him, he who will enjoy a few days of deserved vacation before returning to training.