Borussia Mönchengladbach has triggered an choice in Manu Koné’s contract, extending it to 2026 (through @iMiaSanMia). Bayern Munich was rumored to have an interest within the younger Frenchman, however this improvement implies that the Bavarians would seemingly need to cough up considerably extra money than they beforehand must signal him.
After promoting Ryan Gravenberch to Premier League outfit Liverpool through the summer season switch window and failing to amass Fulham’s João Palhinha on deadline day, Bayern’s midfield has been left understaffed. Current first-team choices embody Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, and Konrad Laimer. Both Jamal Musiala and Raphaël Guerreiro are capable of play within the middle of the park as nicely, and children Frans Krätzig and Aleksander Pavlović may show helpful. Because any of the three common midfielders may probably must cowl for Bayern’s lack of defensive depth and owing to Thomas Tuchel’s perception that the membership wants a correct quantity six, the present choices aren’t sufficient.
Despite current harm troubles, Koné has been one in all Gladbach’s greatest gamers prior to now few seasons, irritating Bayern followers on numerous events along with his bodily model of play. The contract extension implies that if Bayern nonetheless needs Koné, the Rekordmeister will seemingly need to pay the next switch payment for the participant. With Gladbach holding extra energy, will Bayern proceed to pursue the 22-year-old midfielder, or will sporting director Christoph Freund search for choices elsewhere?