Munich (AP) - A Leroy Sané is not Ivan Perisic. The Croatian Vice World Champion would be at most a small, but at least immediately effective solution in the big transfer dilemma of FC Bayern Munich after the serious knee injury of the German gambler.
Available, affordable and bundesligaerprobt: These criteria speak for a born from necessity obligation of the 30-year-old wing-striker Inter Milan to the German champion, which is said to have already been agreed after media reports between the football clubs.
The official confirmations for a one-year lending transaction followed by a purchase option in a manageable total volume of 25 million euros are pending. Coach Niko Kovac held before the DFB Cup match of the defending champion on Monday (20.45 / ARD / Sky) at the regional league Energie Cottbus strictly to the club's Code of Conduct on Transferthemen and walled in public.
"I do not say anything to names," Kovac said. Exception: He categorically excluded a recall from Franck Ribéry (36) on demand. Definitely, however, something will happen until the transfer is concluded: "It's true that our three bosses are already busy and working. You can be sure that we will get something until September 2. "Regarding the quality of Croatian professionals, Kovac remarked with a smile:" We have become Vice World Champions. "
Kovac already worked as a Croatian national coach with his compatriot. He appreciates Perisic, who played a very good World Cup 2018 in Russia and scored 27 goals in 112 Bundesliga games for Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg and prepared quite a few.
In Milan Perisic is under the new coach Antonio Conte without future. In Munich, he would on the other hand improve the thin staffing on the outside behind Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry. In addition, the Bayern bosses could work without time pressure on the mega deal with Sané, which will be operational again in the European Championship year 2020.
Kovac described the tricky Bayern situation after the (for now) burst 1a solution with Manchester City player Sané: "Who is free? Who can you get? You can not take anyone away. Everything has to fit. You have to bring this to a common denominator. If found, it will be done and presented. »
The lowest common denominator is called time pressure Perisic - of the Bayern ex-striker Ivica Olic but absolutely convinced. "A technically strong man like Ivan with so much experience can definitely help right away," said the 39-year-old, now assistant coach of the Croatian selection, the "Bild" and "Sport Bild".
In terms of personnel, Bayern did not start the season in which "we have to defend two titles", as Kovac noted: "It is a wishful thinking to have everyone on board as early as possible. But it is not easy in today's transfer market. »Lucas Hernández, the 80-million-euro record dealer, will already be in the squad in Cottbus. A candidate for the starting eleven is not the world champion after his long knee injury. "We do not throw it into the fire right away," Kovac explained.
It is more likely to come to the long unimaginable situation that Jérôme Boateng will defend next to Niklas Süle. At the end of last season, President Uli Hoeneß urgently advised the 2014 World Cup to change clubs, and Boateng also wanted to leave. Boateng documented the frustration about his role as reservist both at the championship and after the cup victory in Berlin.
Now the 30-year-old explained his behavior in the "Bild am Sonntag" and even apologized: "That was not right, but I really did not want to offend or offend anyone." He had "out of deep disappointment" about his then situation. "I somehow could not help it." Also from the club side, the process was relaxed in the past few weeks. "How he behaved within the team and the club was positive. Accordingly, he has collected pluses, "said CEO Karl -Heinz Rummenigge at the end of the trip to the United States.
Four competitive games are up to the end of the transfer period, only then will prevail at Boateng clarity. The target until then is a top start after the misfire in the Supercup against Borussia Dortmund. "We have used the time very well," Kovac said at the end of the preparation with the training camp on Tegernsee. The emergency in Cottbus and four days later in the Bundesliga opening match against Hertha BSC can come, as the coach announced: "We should be in full swing, we want to show on Monday."
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