Bayern Munich has set a new candidate for center back recruitment.
Italian media ‘Sport Mediaset’ reported on the 22nd (Korean time), “Munich is focusing its attention on Sokratis Papastathopoulos (35) to strengthen its defense in the January transfer market next year.”
Munich is considered one of the favorites to win the Bundesliga this season. Currently, after playing 8 games in the league, they have 20 points with 6 wins and 2 draws, and are competing fiercely with Leverkusen and Stuttgart for the lead.
This does not mean there are no elements of anxiety. The defensive player base is too thin. With Dayot Upamecano leaving due to injury, Kim Min-jae and Matthijs de Ligt are the only center backs.
Regardless of injuries, the need to recruit center backs continues to be raised. As Munich aims to win multiple trophies, including the Bundesliga, Champions League, and cup competitions, the prevailing opinion is that it should have at least four center backs.
Accordingly, Munich also promoted the re-signing of Jerome Boateng (35). Munich decided to bring in Boateng, who does not have a team, to ease the physical burden on Kim Min-jae and De Ligt.짱구카지노
The return was not successful. The fact that Boateng was on trial for assaulting his girlfriend was an obstacle. Munich president Uli Hoeness said: “We will not re-sign Boateng.”
Sokratis came to mind as the next best option. According to this report, Munich is said to be showing great interest in Sokratis, who can be signed without a transfer fee.
Sokratis is well known as a veteran center back. He played for Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal, winning the German Cup once and the English FA Cup once.
At Dortmund, he also established a priestly relationship with coach Thomas Tuchel. Sokratis became the core of Dortmund’s defense under coach Tuchel from 2015 to 2017.
There is a good chance of a reunion with coach Tuchel. Sokratis’ contract with Olympique Lyonnais expired this summer. He hasn’t found his team yet. Recruitment is expected to not be very difficult.