The German champions are looking to seal seventh title in a row, but that does not mean they won’t be strengthening again next season.
FC Hollywood were outclassed by Liverpool in their Champions League quarter final where they were beaten 3-1 at the Allianz Arena. This may be the catalyst for a summer of big spending in a bid for European glory in the 2019/20 season.
Here are the four areas where manager Niko Kovac may be looking to spend this summer.
Bayern may have Robert Lewandowski up top
This one is very much targeted at backup options on both sides of the pitch. David Alaba and Joshua Kimmich have the left and right back spots respectively nailed down, but there isn’t much competition behind them.
On the right hand side Rafinha is there to provide cover for Kimmich, but being 33, his playing days are numbered and he may choose to seek first team football so he can play out the remainder of his career. On the left side, there is no recognisable option for the Bayern to replace Alaba when he’s injured.
German international Jonas Hector, could be an option for Kovac’s team. He’s played 42 times for the national team, but it might be hard to tempt him away from Koln where he signed a new two-year deal last April. Atletico’s Lucas Hernandez is a more high profile option, but the attacking left back could fit into the Kovac’s team.
At right back, 22-year-old
At the moment, James Rodriguez is the main man for Bayern after scoring a hat trick against Koln in their last game, but his loan comes to an end in the summer. It is expected that James will re-sign for Bayern, but if he doesn’t, there will have to be a contingency plan to bring in another top quality option to replace the attacking midfielder.
Thomas Muller is an option at attacking midfield, although he’s played in multiple positions this season. It’s likely that Bayern will look to sign another attacking player to support and supply Lewandowski this summer.
Bayern have a reputation of poaching the best talent from other teams in Germany and could sign wonderkid Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen. The 19-year-old has scored 10 goals for Leverkusen and would be an ideal replacement for Rodriguez. Other options could include PSG’s Julian Draxler as well as Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil.