German giants were made to look small through Liverpool in the Champions League and needed major changes to return to Europe's elite
It's been six years since Bayern Munich did not think . In 2012-13, they had a perfect season under Jupp Heynckes, winning the domestic double and the Champions League, which fought Borussia Dortmund's rivals in the final European who really put the icing on the cake.
Six years are not long in most ways of life, but in football it is an eternity. However, while the rest of Europe has moved on, Germany's biggest club remains stuck in the past.
This season is considered a year of transition for Bayern, with a young manager Niko Kovac who replaced the old master Heynckes to deliver a new season at the Allianz Arena. However, unlike most rebuilding, Kovac must move home and keep all existing tools.
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The dominance of domestic Bayern over the past decade has caused club bosses to get too confident, Kovac thought to win another title of the league. They win the Bundesliga each season since this season's treble and they hope to bring Germany back for them.
As a result, no money was spent on recent moves, while the core squad kept eight players from the 201
This European exit at the hands of Liverpool has been a surprise to Bayern's bosses, but A team forced to start Rafinha and Ribery in an important Champions League game is not likely to beat one of the best teams of England, regardless of their ancestors and history.
The Bavarians started buying some talents for young players, but it says that Alphonso Davies was left in the bank against Liverpool, while the sensation of the young Woo-Yeong Jeong was there to do numbers, which play only twice for the senior side.
CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admits that the signing of these types of young players is the first stage of rebuilding, changing the quality of talent before their rivals. However, the decision to delay the second stage until the summer of 2019 means that the young players are not ready, while senior players have exceeded their strength, with no stars ready to move on to the start line.
"We need to be faster with new players than our competition," Rummenigge kicker said in December. "Our monitoring department is well built to get faster talents than clubs in Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester, or elsewhere.
" The quality and the player we need needs to be fixed to the goals of our changes. We have started it at one stage, by introducing a significant number of young players.
"The change will most of all take place this summer. If we need the third installment, then the year after, The contracts will be expired. We can make these changes."
"No I'm afraid of it. I have experienced more difficult years in 2007 and 2012. Today, the club is significantly better than financially than ever. "
Bayern's signing sign is € 41.5 million (£ 36m / $ 47m) by Corentin Tolisso but if you return to the top of Europe again, they should strike this summer figure. [
When it comes to discussions about the best goalkeeper of the last decade, Manuel Neuer is undoubtedly the first name on the lips of the people. The German shot stopper won the World Cup, the Champions League, many domestic trophies and named as the starting goalkeeper at FIFPro's World XI four years in a row.
But the 32 year old is not part of the conversation for the best goalkeeper of the next decade, having suffered sharp rejection after the injury to the limb that kept him almost in the l the period of 2017-18.
His performances in the Bundesliga at this time showed how much he fell and the rest of Europe was obsessed with finding out his return to Liverpool's first goal in midweek, when Sadio Mane left him stranded.
Despite being a good servant at Bayern, it's time for the club to move from the player who revolutionized the role of the keeper-keeper.
Teenager Christian Fruchtl may be one for the future but Bayern needs a suitable replacement that can be an automatic starter. The quality of the goalkeepers is in demand, whereas there is little use in replacing him with a person of more than 30, like Bundesliga's # 1s best today, Yann Sommer.
Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak was very happy with his current club, but could see his Bayern head if they were to make a move. The 26-year-old has a € 100m (£ 85m / $ 113m) release clause in his contract so he is there for taking out if the Bavarians are willing to spend big.
Germany manager Joachim Low decided to terminate the international racing of Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels even though players believe they have more to offer. Hummels remains the country's finest center and should still be considered, but Low has made the right call to Boateng.
Bayern will be wise to follow his lead at Boateng, who sells him while he has a name and gets a semi-decent transfer fee club.
Niklas Sule is only 23, so should be the first regular team. Hummels is also 30, but does not fall away in the same way as Boateng and can become Sule's partner for the next few years as a new player integration.
Bayern agreed a deal to sign at the World Cup-winning France-back Benjamin Pavard performing in the middle of the defense for Stuttgart and offering versatility and better depth in full-back. Rafinha plays instead of him, but the Brazilian is not at the same level as Kimmich and must also move on.
Atletico Madrid player Lucas Hernandez in the winter, but the two clubs came in agreement with which Bayern would not pay his € 80m (£ 68m / $ 90m) release clause and force a moving. This should allow him to be bought for cheaper summer, providing improved left and center-back options.
Players are both center-midfielders. Javi Martinez was bought by Heynckes and they immediately won the Champions League. At the age of 30, he is the most likely midfielder to leave this summer, but has a defensive ability that no other midfielders of the club possess.
Tolisso meanwhile, should be back at the end of the season to compete for a midfield space and, until he remains fit, must be a long-term starter for club. Leon Goretzka is also seen as the future of Bayern as a young German talent that is popular among fans.
Thiago has long been linked with a return to Spain and admits it is interested in him, but it is too good to be allowed to leave. However, Renato Sanches may be allowed to leave, who failed to live up to expectations after winning the Golden Boy award in 2016.
Kovac decided against Portuguese debt in January to give him was a chance to prove himself, but the 21-year-old showed only glimpses of his talents and could be seen as surplus to the requirements of a very crowded midfield.
In other places, Bayern may have chosen to activate the purchase option in their Real Madrid debt for James Rodriguez, if even with the option to sell him for a profit. However, Kovac used Colombian regularly since the beginning of 2019, so it is likely that James wanted to stay around.
Thomas Muller was an integral part of the team and proved he could work next to Rodriguez, instead of either / or choice. Kai Havertz linked a move to Munich as the brightest star in Germany, but could be an option for 2020 than the 2019.
Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery both leaves the club at the end of the season. In their prime, they are the best wing duo in Europe. Now, these are temporary. Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry proved to be a better choice than these in broad, while Alphonso Davies had a taste of the Bundesliga after moving from in Major League Soccer.
Bayern still needs another winger to make sure they have enough depth to compete in Europe as well as in Germany and are likely to return to Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi . The Blues rejected his transfer request in January and could be done in summer due to their transfer.
If Hudson-Odoi is unavailable, Lille's Nicolas Pepe is considered. Ivory Coast's international club boss admits he sees Pepe in a red jersey in the Champions League and indicates he may have moved to Robben or Ribery duty.
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Still, even though the Polish striker admits today that he wants to finish his career in Munich, the club must think about replacing him for a long time.
Jann Fiete Arp was signed from Hamburg, but years away from being a Bayern-caliber player. Lewandowski is 31 years old and is required to play in every game because no one in the team has been replaced by Sandro Wagner's sales in China.
Timo Werner is a different kind of forward to The Lewandowski, often playing next to the target of Yussuf Poulsen at RB Leipzig, but with better supplies in Munich and possibly be partners with Lewandowski for the next seasons.
23-year-old refuses to sign a new deal with Leipzig and Ralf Rangnick told him to sell it this summer if there is no new contract in the area then. The price Werner demands is usually big but will give him a break in his last year's contract, Bayern may force Leipzig to offload him for a knockdown price for fear of losing him for nothing 2020.