Hoeness opens the striker debate and claims that Bayern are missing a number 9
While Bayern Munich are still finding ways to compensate for Robert Lewandowski’s departure, honorary president Uli Hoeness has now opened old wounds.
Even though Bayern Munich had their second most expensive transfer window ever, Sadio Mane is currently struggling despite a strong start, while Mathys Tel is barely getting any playing time. Jamal Musiala, Leroy Sane, and Kingsley Coman are in great form, while Serge Gnabry is still struggling.
Honorary President Uli Hoeness has now made it clear: „One thing is for sure: I believe that we are missing a number 9“, he told Bayerischer Rundfunk on Sunday. This statement certainly does not put a good light on Bayern’s transfer window. „We have to think about things in the medium term“
According to Hoeness, a number nine would have helped: „It was a difficult decision to sell Robert [Lewandowski] with the risk of not scoring sure goals – like Modeste a meter in front of goal. The center-forward is usually there, the top goalscorer, unfortunately, we don’t have someone at the moment.“
The Bavarians are already in search of a striker. Names like Lautaro Martinez and most notably Harry Kane have been linked with Bayern over the past couple of weeks. Bayern also had the chance to sign Erling Haaland, but the player himself decided to go to Manchester City.
„The team has to compensate for Lewandowski differently now. The money was no longer there [for a new striker]. If we bought a striker, we’d have to do it properly„, said Hoeness.