Best Wingers ever to play Bayern Munich

With the news that Franck Ribery’s move away from the club was sealed, and with Robben announcing that Munich could be the last club he plays for, we’ve been inspired to look back over the years and assess 5 of the best wide men ever to play for famous Bavarians.

In no particular order:

Kingsley Coman determined to stay fit to help Bayern Munich next season

France international Kingsley Coman has said that he has no pressure after the recent departures of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, and he is prepared to command a regular role with Bayern Munich next season. The young attacker has struggle with career-threatening ankle and knee injuries during his time with the Bavarian giants but he is determined to become 100 percent fit ahead of the forthcoming season.

Speaking to Bundesliga.com, Coman said that he has no concerns by the recent exits of Ribery and Robben and must concentrate on remaining injury-free for the 2019/2020 season, he said: “I don’t feel the pressure from Ribery and Robben’s departures anymore. I played in a lot of games and played an important role in the team last season. Admittedly, we now have two fewer wingers in the squad, so I can't get injured. I have to stay fit. I'm not 100 per cent yet. But in a couple weeks it will be ideal and I’ll be in form. I’m not worried about that.”

Manuel Neuer could leave Bayern Munich in the future, says Agent

The agent of Manuel Neuer has indicated that the goalkeeper may consider a fresh challenge away from Bayern Munich, should the club fail to keep up with the Europe’s elite. The German champions have won the Bundesliga crown for seven seasons on the bounce but they have not been a force in European football.

Speaking to Bild, Neuer’s agent said that the goalkeeper is determined to win the 2020 European Championship with Germany while he also has the ambition of winning another Champions League title with the Bavarian giants. He added that the shot-stopper has concerns that the current squad is not competitive when compared to the top Premier League sides and a departure from Bayern could be an option for Neuer during the final stages of his career.

Lewandowski looking forward to Leroy Sane joining Bayern Munich

Poland international Robert Lewandowski has publicly said that he is looking forward to Leroy Sane joining Bayern Munich from Manchester City this summer. The Germany international has won the Premier League title in back-to-back seasons with the Citizens but he has still been fancied to pursue a new challenge after finding himself regularly on the bench during the final stages of the previous campaign.

Speaking to Goal.com, Lewandowski said that the German players within the Bayern setup are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Sane, though no agreement has been struck by the respective sides, he told the outlet: “Bayern's German players are now very much looking forward to Sane's signing, but we have to wait and see what is going on.”

Joachim Loew gives the go-ahead for Leroy Sane to join Bayern Munich

Germany head coach Joachim Loew has said that Leroy Sane could benefit from a potential summer move to the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich. The young attacker has been in the ranks of Manchester City for the past three seasons but his future has been brought under uncertainty after finding himself regularly on the bench during the backend of the campaign.

Speaking to SportBild, Loew indicated that Sane could enjoy the prospect of returning to the German top-flight with Bayern, considering the current situation under Pep Guardiola, he said: "If the transfer happened it would be a good story for him, for Bayern, for the national team and for the Bundesliga."

Robben suggests he could retire after Bayern Munich exit

Dutch footballer Arjen Robben has said that he could step down from the game after parting ways with Bayern Munich this summer. The 35-year-old is set to leave the Bavarian giants on a free when his contract expires next month and he appears to be mulling over the next challenge amid the persistent calf problems this season.

Speaking in a press conference, Robben said that he has yet to decide on his next challenge and that has come about from the delay due to a recurrent calf concern. He added to suggest that he could call quits on his career rather than seeking another challenge next term, he said: “I’m late in making a decision, but that has to do with my injury. I wanted to get back on the pitch and then think about my future. I hope to make a decision within one or two weeks, but I can’t promise anything. It’s not an easy choice to make. The whole package has to be right, not just in a footballing sense but also for my family.”

Thomas Muller speaks about the pressure on Bayern Munich for the title

Germany international Thomas Muller has indicated that Bayern Munich have always had the pressure to deliver the Bundesliga title. The Bavarian giants are currently leading the table with just five games to play but they don’t have the luxury of relaxing with Borussia Dortmund just one point behind them in the standings.

Speaking to reporters, Muller said that the club are used to the pressure of competing for the Bundesliga crown but they have facing the added competition with Dortmund refusing to drop out of the race. He added that his team are nonetheless in pole position and they are hoping to win the remaining games to seal a seventh successive league title.

Niko Kovac Happy with Positive Response against Mainz 05

Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac was extremely pleased with the attacking display of his team after they were able to come up with a six-goal haul against Mainz 05 on Saturday. Goals from Kingsley Coman, Alphonso Davies, and Robert Lewandowski were able to put a comfortable victory for Bayern Munich, who were also able to enjoy the biggest contribution from James Rodriguez through a hat-trick. As a result of this big victory, Bayern Munich were able to go top of the table. There was a lot of disappointment surrounding Bayern Munich after the exit from the Champions League, but this result has raised hope about a positive conclusion to the 2018-19 campaign.

Manager Niko Kovac claimed that this result was a positive way to respond to the Champions League exit at the hands of Liverpool. Bayern have been highly inconsistent this season but they have done extremely well to claw back a 10 point deficit to Borussia Dortmund – with a little bit of a help from the former table leaders. Now, Bayern have a lead on the goal difference front and they take on a disappointing Freiburg outfit just after the Euro 2020 qualifiers – in which most of the Bayern players will be taking part.

Benjamin Pavard keen on working with Lucas Hernandez at Bayern Munich

France international Benjamin Pavard has spoken about the possibility of playing alongside Lucas Hernandez at Bayern Munich next term. The right-sided defender is scheduled to join the Bavarian giants from Stuttgart when the current campaign comes to a close but he is looking forward to reuniting with compatriot Hernandez, who has been strongly linked with the German champions.

Speaking on Bild, Pavard talked up his fond relationship with the Atletico Madrid left-back after the duo went on to win the World Cup with France during the summer. He added that he would like a reunion in Munich, although the club are the ones responsible to tempt him in the next transfer window, he said: “We are very good friends and I think it would be fantastic if Lucas also came to Bayern. He proved that he is a great player. First together for France, then for Bavaria – that would make me proud. But of course, that’s a matter between Bayern and Lucas.”

Bayern Munich ace hails Mesut Ozil as one of the best players he has played with

Bayern Munich attacker Serge Gnabry has highlighted Mesut Ozil as one of the best players he has played with. The former Germany international is going through a tough phase with Arsenal in the Premier League but Gnabry has still heaped praise on the kind of quality displayed by the attacker during their time together at the north London club.

Speaking exclusively to Goal, the former Arsenal graduate spoke positively about his compatriot, who has spent more than five years in the Premier League, he said: "I've already played with many good guys. But, if I have to highlight one, I take Mesut Ozil. The kind of quality I have seen in his training and in the games at that time was amazing."

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