DFB Cup: Bayern continues to tinker (new-deutschland.de)

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Hard to hold: Munich Kingsley Coman (M.) against Cottbus Paul Gehrmann (l.) And Tobias Hasse

Hard to hold: Munich Kingsley Coman (M.) against Cottbus Paul Gehrmann (l.) And Tobias Hasse

Photo: dpa / Robert Michael

When FC Bayern officially confirmed the commitment of Ivan Perisic on Tuesday morning, the crowd was already one step ahead. Instead of the 30-year-old loaner from Inter Milan, it was all about the question of who will come to Munich after the Croatian Vice World Champion. Finally, the time is pressing: less in view of the Bundesliga prelude on this Friday against Hertha BSC, for whom the Munich trust with the current workforce with their now 18 field players a success. All the more so with regard to the Champions League, which begins in a month – two weeks after the transfer.

“We'll get something until September 2,” Niko Kovac had said before the lackluster but confident 3-1 (1-0) victory in the DFB Cup at Energie Cottbus. After the game, the Munich coach praised especially the young team of the regional league team, which left no unqualified appreciation for his star ensemble. “Big compliment to Pele Wollitz and his crew. They did that really well. They resisted from the first minute. That's how I know Cottbus, “Kovac said.

However, he did not want to be specific about the summer sale, just because of the complaint he had recently made about Bayern's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge after saying “very confident” about the planned transfer of Manchester City winger Leroy Sané would have. So Kovac relegated after the victory on Monday evening by the goals of Robert Lewandowski (32), Kingsley Coman (65) and the substitute Leon Goretzka (85) and after the goal by penalty kick by Berkan Taz in injury time on the jurisdiction of Sports Director Hasan Salihamidzic. However, he did not even travel to the Friendship Stadium, nor did Rummenigge and President Uli Hoeneß.

Specifically, it was about the question to Philippe Coutinho from FC Barcelona, ​​to whose obligation the Munich should tinker in a similar way as before to that of Perisic. The Croatian left winger is scheduled to start training this Wednesday, before Bayern can consider until the summer of 2020, whether they pull the agreed with Inter purchase option in the amount of 20 million euros. For this season, initially almost five million euros will be due as a rental fee.

In the case of the Brazilian Coutinho Spanish media report that Barcelona is not ready to respond to the first offer of FC Bayern. Allegedly, it should have gone to a free loan for two years with subsequent purchase option, the Munich initially only Coutinho's annual salary of about eleven million euros would take. The provisional veto from Catalonia could also be due to the fact that the Brazilian offensive player continues to be held as a so-called bargaining base for Barcelona's proposed Neymar transfer of Paris Saint-Germain. And that maybe Coutinho should be put into the shop window only with emphasis, for which the rumored interest from Munich would be beneficial. Its commitment was the Barça in early 2018 still cost 150 million euros.

If the Munich seriously consider the lending business, this would be a signal that they want to borrow the squad for the time being after Sané's cruciate ligament operation, including a half-year compulsory break. And, it is still believed that Bayern would like to commit Sané anyway or at least later. In any case, the experienced and outstanding at the 2018 World Cup Perisic immediately to help. Kovac can not understand that his abilities are sometimes called into question and he is classified as a stopgap – both humanly and technically. “You make a player bad here. Every player deserves the same respect. You can not talk about a B, C or D solution. We'll all have to question that, “Kovac said.

Nevertheless, Perisic can be perceived as a currently sensible solution, but not as the intended solution for the future. Possibly the running and strong fighting and already welcomed by his new colleagues already happy Perisic comes on Friday evening against Hertha BSC for his debut for the Munich. FC Bayern is after Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg the third Bundesliga station of his career. »I am very happy to be back in Germany. Bayern is one of the biggest clubs in Europe, “Perisic was quoted in the Munich news release,” we want to attack not only in the Bundesliga and in the DFB Cup, but also in the Champions League. “The question with which squad , will be answered at the latest with the transfer deadline on 2 September.

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