(Football news) Fabrizio Romano claims that Bayern Munich is closing a deal to sign Konrad Laimer from RB Leipzig on a free transfer next season. Romano states that a verbal agreement between the two clubs is almost completed, but that there is nothing that has been concretely signed or shaken on. Bayern’s board and Julian Nagelsmann’s intentions have been clear as he’s the midfielder they wanted for the better part of the past twelve months and the manager already knows him quite well from his tenure as Leipzig manager.
According to Romano, the expectation is that Laimer would join Bayern on a free transfer from Leipzig next summer as a free agent. His contract with Leipzig is going to run out this coming June and Bayern was prepared to buy him during the last transfer window, but knew that getting him on a free was a realistic, feasible option, despite interest from other clubs across Europe as
Laimer has always wanted to join Bayern. The midfielder had made his intentions quite clear that the only club he’d consider leaving Leipzig for was Bayern Munich with the chance to work under his previous managers that already knows him and his best attributes well.
Romano suggests that the “verbal agreements” are in the “final stages” and that shortly after that they are just waiting to sign official documents to finalize the deal. For Bayern, this will be quite the steal as Laimer is currently valued around 28-million euros which is approximately €2 million more expensive than he was valued around this same time last year. For Bayern, this is an amazing piece of business as it is financially savvy and it is bolstering Nagelsmann’s midfield. It will certainly add more competition for existing midfielders in the squad like Marcel Sabitzer and Leon Goretzka. Bayern need a CDM so that the likes of Kimmich and Goretzka show their creative ingenuity up front.