WhatsApp swirl around Bayern star Niklas Süle (26).
In the process files of a consultant dispute, explosive news is published that the DFB star loud in 2018 and 2019 “MIRRORS” should have sent. The WhatsApps have it all. There, Süle, who only moved from Hoffenheim to Munich in 2017, clearly wrote about his longing for the Premier League and a possible move from Bavaria to England.
The central defender wrote to Murat Lokurlu (45), owner of a sports agency, on November 12, 2018: “Check the offers from England if anyone wants me there.” It goes on: “If someone says they’ll take me from the big clubs let me know “,” Arsenal Liverpool Chelsea but preferably Manu ” (Manchester United’s note).
“Seriously?” Replies Lokurlu, who, according to the affidavit, never worked as a consultant for Süle. “Yes, dead serious,” replies Süle. It goes on to say: “Okay, great Murat would be great if you could get that moving”
A day later, Lokurlu reported to Süle that he had had contact with Manchester United and Chelsea FC, both of which would not be averse to binding the national player. A meeting with the Red Devils was arranged for November 29, 2018. “Thank you Murat” and “It’s going to be great,” wrote Süle on it.
What happened to this meeting is not known.
Three days after the legendary 7: 2, Süle asks:
“Do you know anyone from Tottenham?”
A year later, the two of them chat again. “Do you know anyone from Tottenham?” Asks Süle. It’s October 4th, 2019. Strange: On October 1st, Bayern, with Süle on the grid, won 7-2 at Tottenham.
Lokurlu demands Süle, he speaks regularly on the phone with a Spurs decision-maker. Süle then wrote: “I want such a cool club at Tottenham”, “London cool city stadium fans brutal”.
From the news flow quoted by “SPIEGEL”, it becomes clear that the two possibilities for a England change of the defender are exploring. Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea would probably “make each other directly” and “maybe even Arsenal”.
Süle is going to England. “You have the contacts and can then tell me how it is”, “We need Karlheinz for that (Karlheinz Förster (63), former Süle consultant, editor’s note) not ”,“ I actually want to go to England after the European Championships in the summer ”,“ I don’t want to go to England anymore ”. Lokurlu replies: “Then we do it”
According to SPIEGEL, the further chat suggests that Lokurlu had several conversations with English clubs in the following days. But then came the Bundesliga game against Augsburg (October 20, 2019).
The national player had to be replaced in the twelfth minute after he went to the ground in a running duel with Augsburg’s Florian Niederlechner without any apparent opponent influence and immediately grabbed his left knee – diagnosis: cruciate ligament rupture. Süle Feld used it for months.
A move from Bavaria to England was no longer an issue.
Compared to the “SPIEGEL”, Süle’s lawyer explains that the Süle-Lokurlu exchange was merely “of a purely informal nature”. “At no point in time had a business relationship existed”. There was no contract.
Consultant dispute over Werner and Süle
The WhatsApp messages are part of a process file of the dispute between plaintiff Murat Lokurlu and ex-national player Karlheinz Förster. This is about transfer commissions from Süle and DFB star Timo Werner (25). Förster was an advisor to the two national players until 2020. Lokurlu claims to have been a partner in handling the Werner transfer.
To underpin Förster’s portrayal, Bayern defender Niklas Süle made an affidavit. The fall will be heard on September 28th at the Moßbach Regional Court in Baden-Württemberg.
A move to England could soon be an issue for Süle again: Süle’s contract expires next summer, and there is currently a standstill between him and Bavaria. In England one will certainly read the published news with interest …