“As we lose Niklas Süle, we will do something in this game sector”, dropped in a press conference a few weeks ago Julian Nagelsmann. The Bayern Munich coach wants an additional central defender to strengthen his team which is already well equipped for this position with Lucas Hernandez, Dayot Upamecano, Benjamin Pavard and Tanguy Kouassi. But the former Leipzig coach wants one more element in this area of play.
And according to TZ, it was in Ligue 1 that he found his happiness. According to information from the German media, Guillermo Maripan caught the eye of Nagelsmann as well as the Munich management. Arrived in 2019 on the Rock against a check for €18 million, the Chilean, who played for Alavés, played 36 matches in all competitions, including 25 as a starter.
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His performances have visibly convinced Bayern Munich, which is moving slowly on this file and which has already exchanged with the player’s entourage. The residents of the Allianz Arena intend to take advantage of their excellent relations with the Principality club, thanks to the loan from Alexander Nübel, to recruit the 28-year-old footballer. A defender whose profile corresponds perfectly to what Nagelsmann demanded of his leaders.
Namely, a defensive leader, strong in duels, participating in the construction of the game and communicative. Maripan, who speaks Spanish, English and French, would have no trouble integrating and interacting with his future teammates. TZ adds that Bayern Munich hopes to complete this operation for 15 million euros. But it’s hard to imagine the Monegasques, used to making capital gains, selling a player for less than he was bought. To be continued…