Bayern want to retrieve Mandzukic

Bayern want to retrieve Mandzukic

Bayern Munich intend to retrieve the Croatian forward of the Turinian Juventus Mario Mandzukic.

Last summer Juventus Turin signed Cristiano Ronaldo. Back then, it seemed, there were no place for Mario Mandzukic in the squad. However, it turned out a bit different. The Old Lady head coach Massimiliano Allegri found use for both players, going into a game with a two-attacker formation or placing a Croat on the left wing of the attack.

This spring, Allegri left the team and Maurizio Sarri became the new coach of the Turinian team. The Italian immediately made it clear that Mandzukic will not have a place in the line-up of the Old Lady, and he began searching for a place for a new job.

Initially, the Italian club intended to exchange the forward. The first exchange option was Mandzukic for Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi. However, Antonio Conte was not enthusiastic about the lanky and unpleasant player in his team. Then, when Juventus’ negotiations with Manchester United to exchange Dybala for Lukaku failed, Juventus wanted to include the Croat in the deal. However, the undertaking was unsuccessful and Lukaku left for Inter Milan, leaving Mandzukic in thought about the future.

Now the player is of interest to Bayern Munich, in which the forward played from 2012 to 2014 and helped them win eight trophies, including the Champions League cup, as well as two Bundesliga titles. The Munich coach Nico Kovacis interested in the transfer. According to the Italian edition of Football Italia, citing Sky Sport Italia, clubs are negotiating a loan for the striker, followed by a buyout for 15 million euros.

However, sticks in the wheels of this transfer are put by the management of the Rekordmeister. According to the German portal Bild, the club’s functionaries are unhappy with the signing of Mandzukic and do not see any prospects in it. Perhaps the management is worried about the character of the football player, since they know which one was hard to deal with five years ago. But as a safety net to Robert Lewandowski, it can be indispensable, since Thomas Muller is increasingly used from the right wing or at the place of the false nine, rather than at the tip of the attack.