Bayern Munich is on a mission: to find a right-back before the start of the season. Behind Benjamin Pavard, Julian Nagelsmann has only the former Marseillais Bouna Sarr at his disposal. Captain in the second half against Cologne last Saturday (3-2 defeat), the Franco-Guinean would be pending departure, because little used and not in the plans of the 33-year-old coach. While Bayern had shown interest in international Sergiño Dest, the Bavarian club could finally shop in Ligue 1.
In the Nagelsmann short-list unveiled by Sky Sport, we find the Turk of Sassuolo Mert Müldur, the Portuguese of Reading Tomas Esteves or … the Franco-Central African of Montpellier Junior Sambia. Author of a good season with La Paillade (1 goal and 6 assists in 41 TCC games) and under contract until 2022, the former Niortais would have the right profile to be Pavard’s back-up on the right flank.