Real Madrid | Gnabry, in Madrid’s portfolio

Real Madrid |  Gnabry, in Madrid's portfolio

The transfer market this summer promises to be labyrinthine. The first to find a way out was Mbappé, but the door was PSG’s and not Madrid’s, as expected. This has left the white team, which had the bondynois in its 2022-23 plan, with several open fronts. However, as is natural, until the Champions League final, which ended in the Fourteenth Cup for Madrid and its subsequent celebration, the machinery did not begin to get going (Rüdiger has already been announced). As AS has learned, One of the options that remain in the Madrid portfolio is Serge Gnabry. The German was before the resolution of the Mbappé case and still is, since his potential arrival was never subject to the landing of the French star. It is all in stand-byin standby.

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Gnabry’s contract with Bayern expires in 2023 and the winger is in no hurry to make a decision, since there are several questions that need to be resolved before it does. The future of Robert Lewandowski is the main one. This newspaper has been able to confirm that the absolute priority of the Munich team at the moment is to solve everything that surrounds the Pole. The Warsaw scorer wants to leave, but the Munich board refuses to budge. “My story with Bayern is over”he even said Lewy recently, who understands that “the best option for everyone is to be transferred”. The war is open and until there is peace, it means the departure or the permanence of the Polish international in Munich, other matters will not be discussed.

a lot of unknowns

When the Lewandowski puzzle is solved, Bayern will focus more intensely on Gnabry’s renewal. Not before. Of course, they have already put on the table an offer that is practically definitive and they would hardly consider raising it. So it all depends on the German and what he wants his next step to be. At Bayern they want to continue to have their second top scorer, whether or not they lose the first, but this is not entirely clear to them. It is not a question of money. He already made it clear in the concentration with Germany: “They show you (the clubs) appreciation in many ways, that’s why not everything revolves around money for us, the players.” The footballer would welcome playing in the Spanish league, and therefore at Real Madrid, if he finally chose to leave. But, as we say, he has not made any decision regarding his future and will wait for events to unfold. Everything about him is up in the air.

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The movements in the offensive plot of Bayern (in defense they have almost closed to Kalajdzic, center back of Stuttgart) are subject to the presence of Lewandowski the coming course. Here comes the other question. If he leaves, the team welcomes the signing of Sadio Mane What crack countervailing. In fact, even staying Lewy They will close the siege on the Senegalese, who has already announced to his Liverpool teammates that he is leaving Anfield and Bayern is clearly in the pole position to get hold of it in a parallel operation to the renovations theme. With Sadio, curiously on Madrid’s radar as well, no matter how much he is playing as a false ‘9’ this season, it would mean landing one more winger at Allianz. It would leave to the Nagelsmann squad with Sané, Coman, Musiala and the aforementioned Mané and Gnabry. Many important names to fight for a position. Although sources close to the negotiation have confirmed to this newspaper that Serge is not worried about the possible arrival of Mané at Bayern and his decision will not depend on it.

Summer is long. It’s early, the market doesn’t open its doors until July 1st and that’s why Gnabry prefers to wait to remove the multiple petals (Liverpool or Barcelona have also shown interest in his situation) of his particular daisy. Real Madrid made contact with their agents some time ago and they are aware that it could be an attractive operation. Due to the quality of the footballer, the adjusted price at the end of the contract in 2023 and his versatility (he can play in both bands and even as a false ‘9’). Bayern, for their part, do not want to see themselves in a situation similar to Alaba’s. and risk losing the German international, key in Nagelsmann’s schemes (17 goals and 10 assists this season), at zero cost in 2023 and with Madrid direction. He would have to sit down to negotiate…

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Flick is not cut: “Gnabry’s future is open”

The German coach Hansi Flick did not hold back when it came to giving his opinion on the future of Serge Gnabry, on Real Madrid’s agenda after failing to reach an agreement with Bayern Munich to renew his contract until 2023 at the Allianz Arena. During the press conference prior to the Nations League clash on Saturday against Italy, Flick was emphatic and hinted that Gnabry’s future does not depend on the salary that Bayern would be willing to offer him.

It may influence that he is looking for a new challenge after four years in Munich, it is not so much about money. What I do want is for him to play at a club where he can bring his qualities and where he feels comfortable,” Flick explained. He added: “He knows that his friends play for Bayern Munich and, also, what the club is capable of contributing. He is thinking: ‘should I maybe get out of my comfort zone?’ He is a player who reflects a lot. His future is open.”

Joshua Kimmich, Gnabry’s colleague and teammate at both Mannschaft and Bayern, was also asked about the winger’s uncertain future: “He’s my best friend, so of course I hope he stays. In the end, he needs a team where he feel comfortable and where I can win titles. I just want him to make the right decision and end up playing where he can perform at his best,” he stressed. According to Bild, in the offices of the Allianz Arena they do not contemplate improving the salary of around 19 million euros per year that they offered the footballer during the first round of negotiations. At the moment, there are no more meetings planned. Madrid, attentive.

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