Bayern Munich could look to sell Joshua Zirkzee, Chris Richards and Bouna Sarr to generate transfer funds


Bayern Munich have a very active summer transfer window. And according to former President Uli Hoeneß, they are not over yet. So, selling off some of the fringe players can be a good way to raise funds for some potential inbound transfers. And the kicker reporter reports Frank Linkesch suggest, Bayern are looking to do just that.

USNMT centre-back Chris Richards, Dutch U-21 striker Joshua Zirkzee and Senegalese international right-back Bouna Sarr would be the priority candidates for sale in this transfer window:

chris richard

Chris Richards has just returned from a one-year loan from TSG Hoffenheim. In an injury tainted 2021/22 season, the young American has made 20 Bundesliga appearances. However, his performances apparently weren’t enough to be a Bayern first-team regular as the club reportedly priced Richards at €15m plus add-ons. Olympique Lyonnais have shown great interest in Richards recently. But several top clubs across Europe, including England and Germany, are also said to be close to signing him.

Joshua Zirkzee

Joshua Zirkzee had perhaps the brightest loan spell of the 2021-22 season of any Bayern loanee. After his very disappointing loan spell at Parma, Zirkzee was loaned out again, this time to Belgian side RSC Anderlecht. But this time the results were very different, as the young Dutchman scored 15 goals and provided eight assists in 32 Jupiler Pro League (Belgian first division) appearances. He was Anderlecht’s main man in attack as he helped his side finish third in the table.

Anderlecht are reportedly very keen to bring back their star man, but they could be ruled out of a move as Bayern demand a transfer fee of over €10m. Dutch Eredivisie champions Ajax have also made their interest in Zirkzee known to Bayern, journalist claims Mike Verweij.

Newcastle have become an unlikely name in this race as they have become the new team to take an interest in Zirkzee. Reports of HLN suggest Newcastle want to sign the young Dutch striker now that their potential move for Hugo Ekitike has seemingly collapsed.

Bouna Sarr

Selling Sarr could very well turn out to be the toughest task in the history of the transfer market. The Senegalese is sitting on a very comfortable salary pile and there are no potential suitors in sight. The lack of interested parties is completely understandable as Sarr’s performances with Bayern have been nothing short of an atrocity. Bouna Sarr was signed from Olympique de Marseille in 2020 as an attacking right-back. And it’s safe to say Bayern fans found the move highly offensive.

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