Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich will be tempted to sell Kingsley Coman as the Liverpool target dreams of a move to the Premier League, club legend Christian Nerlinger has told BILD TV.
As David Alaba can confirm, a frugal, self-sufficient Bayern side would rather cash in on one of their most influential, long-serving players than take a substantial financial hit – particularly in a market still counting the cost of covid.
The club popularly known as FC Hollywood refused to bow to Alaba’s demands in the last window, letting the two-time Champions League winner join Real Madrid on a free transfer rather than shatter their wage structure.
And with Le10 Sport claiming that former PSG and Juventus flyer Coman is unlikely to sign a new contract at the Allianz Arena – his current deal expires in 2023 – Nerlinger believes one of the world’s best wingers could soon be following Alaba out the door, particularly with Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala and a rejuvenated Leroy Sane giving head coach Julian Nagelsmann plenty of options out wide.
Is Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman heading to Liverpool?
“Bayern have a team of the highest quality,” says two-time Bundesliga champion Nerlinger, who also worked as a sporting director at the Bavarian giants, as translated by Bavarian Football Works.
“They have a tendency to lose players for free. But you can’t do that in the long run, you have to separate yourself from players if the offer is right.
“Coman is an excellent player but, given the overall situation, I think Bayern will consider selling him.”
Liverpool have been linked with Coman since the summer and, according to reports from his native France, the 25-year-old is determined to test himself in the Premier League sooner rather than later.
It had been suggested Bayern would demand a staggering £90 million – a fee far greater than Liverpool have ever paid for a single player.
But when next summer rolls around Coman will have just 12 months left on his contract. That £90 million price tag will shrink quicker than your favourite pair of jeans on a spin cycle.