FC Bayern Munich are currently plagued with many injury problems. Is this why sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic is perhaps also thinking of bringing in players without clubs?
- Bayern Munich has an XXL game plan.
- The players are on the edge: some of them are already injured or have injuries.
- Do you need immediate help? On the Transfermarkt at the moment there are many famous players who are without clubs and they could change immediately.
Munich – It has been a difficult week. Not just for FC Bayern Munich. All other European football clubs groan under the massif game program. With the International matches now there is an additional burden on the stars.
From friendly and Nations League you can keep whatever you want, but the fact is that national associations also need money. That is why these games are extremely important for raising TV money – emphasized the manager of the DFB Oliver Bierhoff several times already.
Back to Säbener Strasse: recently everything has changed Joshua Kimmich. The midfield engine has injured his external meniscus and has already been operated on. He’s been out for months – obviously, a major weakening for the Reds. IS Kimmich he is not the only one injured. Also Alphonso Davies Other players like Bouna Sarr or Leon Goretzka recently dragged minor injuries with him.
FC Bayern Munich: Need a wider squad?
No wonder clubs are hit with injuries given the busy schedule. The Bavarians have therefore already strengthened widely before the season. But what if even that is no longer enough and you need immediate help because so many stars suddenly fail? When you look at the list of players who are currently without a contract, one or the other fan could go into raptures.
First of all: with discarded players, the Bavaria is unlikely to be a concernin the case of. However: there are some well-known names on the market that would be immediately available. For example Jack Wilshere.
Jack Wilshere: The ex-child prodigy doesn’t have a club
The 28-year-old midfielder was once considered the greatest talent in English football. To the FC Arsenal it then showed its potential, albeit too rarely. Wilshere was repeatedly dismissed from injuries, caused scandals off the pitch. So he never made it to the mega career he could definitely have done in football. Your contract with West Ham United was dissolved at the end of the previous transfer period.
Mario Mandzukic: Bayern’s triple hero currently has no club
Hard to believe: Mario Mandzukic (34) is currently available free of charge. The former super clippers still scored goals on the assembly line after his spell in Bayern (88 games, 48 hits). TO Atletico Madrid there were still 20 booths in 43 games Juventus Turin the Croatian scored 44 goals in 162 matches. At the beginning of the year the Triple winner of 2013 in Qatar, he terminated his contract with Al-Duhail in July. Since then “Mandzu” has been without a club.
Shinji Kagawa: Former BVB hero no longer asked
Such a rapid rise as Shinji Kagawa Very few players have experience (31). The Japanese also arrived from Osaka in 2010 at a ridiculous price Borussia Dortmund. There he quickly obtained them in 2011 and 2012 German championship, he also put him in the second year DFB-Pokal on it. The rocket launch was followed by an obvious crash – Kagawa has become Manchester United sold, possibly returned to BVB back from where he started Besiktas Istanbul has been assigned. In 2019, the midfielder greeted Dortmund Zaragoza, the contract was terminated there in October 2020.
Ezequiel Garay: The Argentines played the World Cup final against Germany
Also available for free: Ezequiel Garay. The 34-year-old central defender has taken over 2014 World Cup Final in that place. In the end, he and his Argentines fell behind Germany – Mario Götze let the DFB-Elf cheer. Garay he raced for Real Madrid, Benfica Lisbon, Zenit St. Petersburg and most recently for FC Valencia above. His contract there ended in July.
Other famous players who are currently without a club:
- Daniel Sturridge (31, newer Trabzonspor, first among others Liverpool)
- Alexandre Pato (31, most recently in Sao Paulo, before that, among others, Chelsea and Milan)
- Mario Balotelli (30, the last in Brescia, first also Liverpool, Manchester City and Milan)
- Samir Nasri (33, most recently Anderlecht, before that, among others, Arsenal and Manchester City)
- Fabian Johnson (32, most recent Gladbach, first among others Hoffenheim and Munich 1860)
That Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic actually served on this “residual ramp” is very unlikely. But: Mario Götze is currently showing in Eindhoven how valuable a player who has not received a new contract with a club can become.