Bayern Munich’s Surprising Gamble: The Unlikely Pursuit of £88m Unwanted Chelsea Winger
It was a very quiet January transfer window across Europe, but now it’s over we’re catching a few interesting snippets about things which almost happened.
Perhaps the most surprising comes in Raphael Honigstein’s summary of Bayern Munich’s January for the Athletic. He claims that they considered signing Mykhailo Mudryk at one point.
There’s not much detail about whether this would have been a loan or a permanent signing, but it’s hard to get your head around. Honigstein is very well connected at Bayern so we believe everything he writes, but this one is mind-boggling.
This seems like the opposite of a Bayern signing. They are quite frugal and very smart with the business they do. Why on Earth would they have considered bailing out Chelsea from one of their biggest transfer mistakes in years? So far Mudryk’s time at Chelsea has made him look more like a Bournemouth player than a Bayern player, so them making any effort to sign him doesn’t add up.