Bayern Munich have been linked with Sasa Kalajdzic over the past few months. The 24-year-old was considered the „preferred candidate“ to succeed Robert Lewandowski for a long time. According to Abendzeitung, the club has now refrained from signing the Austrian international. The search for a new striker continues.
According to „Abendzeitung München“, the Austrian is no longer a topic at Bayern Munich. Apparently, Kalajdzic would only have been interesting as a back-up solution for Lewandowski, if Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting had left the club in the summer. According to the „AZ“ journalist, Maximilian Koch, the Bayern bosses do not think that Kalajdzic is a suitable choice as Lewandowski’s successor.
As per BILD, Bayern were not in pole position in the competition for the striker. Kalajdzic is reportedly on the verge of a move to West Ham United in the English Premier League.
Regardless, Bayern are still exploring the transfer market in search of a new striker, should Robert Lewandowski say goodbye in the summer. According to AZ, Bayern are in search of a striker that should be of a „bigger calibre“ than Kalajdzic.
Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic made it clear yesterday that the Bavarians have not yet completed their transfer activities: “We are in June right now. We will obviously keep our eyes open and see what is possible and what our financial possibilities allow us“