Bundesliga – Papierkugel http://papierkugel.org/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:10:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://papierkugel.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-19-150x150.png Bundesliga – Papierkugel http://papierkugel.org/ 32 32 Celtic-linked Mohammed Abu Fani attracts interest from German Bundesliga https://papierkugel.org/celtic-linked-mohammed-abu-fani-attracts-interest-from-german-bundesliga/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:10:00 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/celtic-linked-mohammed-abu-fani-attracts-interest-from-german-bundesliga/ Celtic-linked midfielder Mohammed Abu Fani is attracting interest from several German Bundesliga sides, according to reports in his native country. The Israeli internationalist is expected to leave his current club Maccabi Haifa this summer and has attracted interest from across Europe. Celtic are just one of the clubs monitoring the 24-year-old’s current situation, with reports […]]]>

Celtic-linked midfielder Mohammed Abu Fani is attracting interest from several German Bundesliga sides, according to reports in his native country.

The Israeli internationalist is expected to leave his current club Maccabi Haifa this summer and has attracted interest from across Europe.

Celtic are just one of the clubs monitoring the 24-year-old’s current situation, with reports from Israel and Scotland citing interest from Hoops.

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With Ange Postecoglou looking for a new defensive midfielder, links with Abu Fani certainly seemed logical.

But, the Hoops may have been pushed back and moved on to other targets after it was revealed Maccabi Haifa expect to keep the midfielder for their Champions League qualifier next month.

Interest from the German Bundesliga appears to have gone up a notch, with reports suggesting the likes of Eintracht Frankfurt and Werder Breman are interested in the 14-cap internationalist.

However, according to Israeli outlet Sport 5, Union Berlin are currently the strongest candidate for the midfielder this summer.

The report says the side who finished 5th in the Bundesliga last season see Abu Fani as a top contender as they target a new option in the middle of the park.

Berlin were impressed with Abu Fani after his performances in the UEFA Conference League matches between the two sides’ last campaign and also in an international friendly against Germany.

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The new midfielder is a priority for Postecoglou, but Abu Fani doesn’t seem like an option anymore.

As the Celtic manager continues to build his squad for next season, a new midfielder is definitely high on the 56-year-old’s transfer list.

Despite the potential interest in Abu Fani, it doesn’t look like the Israeli internationalist will be the man to fill that slot for Ange Postecoglou.

Especially considering Haifa expects to keep him until the end of July, the same week as Celtic’s Scottish Premiership campaign kicks off.

The Maccabi Haifa man is almost certain to move elsewhere in Europe this summer, and the strongest interest is coming from Germany.

The search for our new midfielder continues.

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Journalist says Tottenham investigated Josko Gvardiol https://papierkugel.org/journalist-says-tottenham-investigated-josko-gvardiol/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/journalist-says-tottenham-investigated-josko-gvardiol/ Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images Tottenham have reportedly been investigating suspected target Josko Gvardiol, with RB Leipzig one of several defenders the North London side are considering this summer. According to France Football journalist Nabil DjellitSpurs have asked the Bundesliga side about the availability of the Croatia international, who is considered by many […]]]>
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Tottenham have reportedly been investigating suspected target Josko Gvardiol, with RB Leipzig one of several defenders the North London side are considering this summer.

According to France Football journalist Nabil DjellitSpurs have asked the Bundesliga side about the availability of the Croatia international, who is considered by many to be one of the best young defenders currently playing in Europe with Gvardiol also wanted by Chelsea.

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With a reported valuation of £80m, Gvardiol could cost Tottenham a club-record fee if Antonio Conte’s side make a move for the 20-year-old, with the defender able to play both centre-back and left-back, two positions the youngster is already accomplished at.

While Tottenham have the resources to sign Gvardiol, this survey suggests Fabio Paratici could be open to a move for the Bundesliga star, with Spurs reportedly keen on signing a new centre-back this summer to link up with Cristian Romero and Eric Dier.

Davinson Sanchez is set to leave Tottenham as well as Joe Rodon, meaning a third starting centre-back is set to join the Premier League side this summer, and Gvardiol could be a standout addition for the North London side if they can pull off the move.

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Hailed as ‘extraordinary’ by former Bayern Munich striker and Croatia international Ivica Olic, Gvardiol has a huge future in the game, and if Tottenham can somehow sign the Leipzig star in the weeks to come. come, Conte will be well equipped to make history with Spurs. next season.

Tottenham must follow up on Gvardiol transfer after investigation

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Good defending can lead to a lot of things in the Premier League, and for Tottenham a quality backline could be the difference between another trophyless season or a year where Conte can challenge silverware, making this survey for Gvardiol so exciting.

The Croatian is one of the best young defenders in football, and for Spurs signing Gvardiol would be a huge boost to their chances next season of making a meaningful story under Conte, who is expected to do his utmost to clinch the central defender this summer.

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Big-name transfers, contract extensions and returning stars: 2022/23 Bundesliga season looks good https://papierkugel.org/big-name-transfers-contract-extensions-and-returning-stars-2022-23-bundesliga-season-looks-good/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 22:09:09 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/big-name-transfers-contract-extensions-and-returning-stars-2022-23-bundesliga-season-looks-good/ From Sadio Mane to Christopher Nkunku, Florian Wirtz and Mario Götze, Bundesliga clubs have been active at the start of this summer’s transfer window, whether through big-name signings, high profile contract extensions or bring back familiar faces to the German top flight. All of this points to a star-studded 2022/23 campaign… Borussia Dortmund started the […]]]>

From Sadio Mane to Christopher Nkunku, Florian Wirtz and Mario Götze, Bundesliga clubs have been active at the start of this summer’s transfer window, whether through big-name signings, high profile contract extensions or bring back familiar faces to the German top flight. All of this points to a star-studded 2022/23 campaign…

Borussia Dortmund started the transfer carousel as early as February this year with the announcement that they had agreed a deal to bring Bayern Munich centre-back Niklas Süle to the club from July.

The Germany international arrives on a free transfer, given that his contract in Munich expires at the end of June. He will be tasked with filling the gaps in a leaky defense that conceded 52 Bundesliga goals last season, one less than relegated Arminia Bielefeld.

German centre-back Niklas Süle will bolster Borussia Dortmund’s defense in 2022/23. – IMAGO/Gladys Chai von der Laage/IMAGO/Chai vd Laage

He will be aided in this mission by fellow newcomer and Germany international Nico Schlotterbeck, who is moving to Signal Iduna Park from Freiburg.

“One of the deciding factors was that when I was young, Mats [Hummels] was one of the best central defenders in Germany and in the world,” Schlotterbeck said when his transfer was confirmed.

“I admired him and I’m so happy to be able to play in the same team as him now. And Niki [Süle] did what I want to do in my career: very young, he joined a huge club and made his mark. My aim is to do it here too, so I’m delighted that the three of us are now together.”

At the start of May, Dortmund also agreed deals for Karim Adeyemi and Salih Özcan to reinvigorate their attack and midfield respectively, as new sporting director Sebastian Kehl took over after taking over from Michael Zorc. If BVB can match that same efficiency on the pitch, they could be in for a very successful campaign.

Dortmund were far from the only team to sign, seal and deliver deals early on. Less than two weeks after the end of the 2021/22 season, Bayer Leverkusen have announced that star striker Patrik Schick – who finished second to Robert Lewandowski in the goalscoring charts last season with 24 goals – has extended his contract at the club until 2027.

“I really feel at home here,” Schick said as he signed his new contract, after helping Die Werkself become one of the most entertaining teams to watch in the 2021/22 Bundesliga.

Head coach Gerardo Seoane combined an attacking philosophy with an unwavering will to win as the team finished third, and Schick believes there’s more to come.

“Above all, our team has great potential for the future,” he said. “It’s great fun to play with these guys and we all have a great desire to achieve great things. Qualifying for the Champions League is a good next step. There are a lot of possibilities here, that’s why I extended my contract at Leverkusen.”

Although Schick is not a new signing per se, his decision to commit for the next five years was still a huge statement of intent on the part of player and club. Indeed, it may have played a role in Leverkusen securing the signing of fellow Czech international Adam Hlozek – considered one of European football’s hottest prospects – as well as persuading Germany international Florian Wirtz to sign. its own extension until 2027.

Look: The best of Patrick Schick

And Wirtz, like Schick, hailed the team’s potential as a contributing factor in extending his stay at the BayArena. “The boys here are a big reason why I feel at home here and why everything has gone so well overall,” said the 19-year-old attacking midfielder.

“There’s a lot more to come from us and from this club. That’s what we want to show all Bayer fans – and also those who aren’t! The development over the past two years has been breathtaking for me, and certainly not something I could have anticipated. I’m well aware that the team played their part in that.

The sense of big things afoot has also influenced personnel matters at RB Leipzig. Not only did they remove midfield dynamo and Austrian international Xaver Schlager from Wolfsburg, but they were also able to extend Nkunku’s contract until 2026.

After registering 20 goals and 13 assists in 34 league appearances last season, the France international won the Bundesliga Player of the Season award (as well as being named Player of the Month four times in 2021/ 22) and also became one of the most coveted players in the global game.

Look: Leipzig superstar Nkunku

A fantastic dribbler who is able to get between the lines, pick out a teammate with a pass or provide the finishing touch himself, Nkunku is truly the holy grail of what sporting directors and coaches look for in a player. He’s someone who not only can do it all, but always does it brilliantly.

“I am very happy at Leipzig,” he told the club’s official website. “I can feel that after winning our first title [the DFB Cup], the whole team is even hungrier and we want to collect more silverware. All this led me to decide to extend my contract here.”

No wonder Leipzig quickly rebranded its season ticket sales with the slogan: “It’s not just a season ticket, it’s a ‘Christo-stay-in-Leipzig’ ticket. It’s all gone.

Staying on the topic of important overtime, Hertha Berlin have tied down 35-year-old veteran Kevin-Prince Boateng for another year. “He’s our leader who takes everyone with him,” said sporting director Fredi Bobic, the man tasked with rebuilding the Old Lady after their relegation at the end of last season.

Hertha Berlin veteran Kevin-Prince Boateng was happy to be back in pre-season training after signing up for at least one more year. – IMAGO/Michael Taeger/IMAGO/Jan Huebner

Part of his plan was to firm up the defence, with Jonjoe Kenny returning to the Bundesliga after a stint with Schalke in 2019/20. “I have fantastic memories from the Bundesliga,” said the 25-year-old right-back.

“The way the game is played here, the atmosphere, the number of fans – it’s a high quality league. I can’t wait to play here again. To take this step feels absolutely right.”

Another familiar face returning to Germany’s top flight is 2014 FIFA World Cup winner Mario Götze, who signed until 2025 with UEFA Europa League champions Eintracht Frankfurt.

A sublimely gifted attacking midfielder, Götze first made a name for himself in two Bundesliga-winning seasons with Dortmund before moving to Bayern in 2013, winning three more league titles. He then returned to BVB, but spent the last two years with PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

“The fact that a player like Mario Götze chose Eintracht Frankfurt out of so many other offers with conviction speaks volumes about the outstanding image the club has built for itself in recent years,” said the manager. Frankfurt sportsman Markus Krösche.

“I don’t need to say much about his qualities as a footballer. We lacked a player of his type. Mario’s technical ability will help our game enormously, especially when we are in possession of the ball against opponents in depth. In addition, he can show his strengths in virtually any attacking position, which gives us even more tactical variability. Last but not least, he brings many years of experience at the highest international level.

And what about Bayern itself? They may not have jumped as fast as Dortmund this summer, although Joshua Kimmich (until 2025), Thomas Müller (2024), Manuel Neuer (2024), Kingsley Coman (2027) and Leon Goretzka (2026) all extended their contracts over the course of last season.

Nonetheless, they still had a very productive June. The signings of right-back Noussair Mazraoui and central midfielder Ryan Gravenberch have been confirmed – both arrived from Ajax – while the club have flexed their considerable muscles by bringing in Mane from Liverpool.

Look: Mane during his transfer to Bayern

“The fans come to the stadiums to see such players,” club chairman Herbert Hainer said. And they undoubtedly will. The Senegal international can play in a variety of positions across the attack, making a team that already boasts Lewandowski, Müller, Coman, Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala and Serge Gnabry even more formidable.

The first day of the new season can’t come soon enough!

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Billy Koumetio leaves Liverpool on Austrian Bundesliga loan move – Liverpool FC https://papierkugel.org/billy-koumetio-leaves-liverpool-on-austrian-bundesliga-loan-move-liverpool-fc/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:05:47 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/billy-koumetio-leaves-liverpool-on-austrian-bundesliga-loan-move-liverpool-fc/ Liverpool centre-back Billy Koumetio has left the club on loan, with the young Frenchman joining FK Austria Wien in the Austrian Bundesliga for 2022/23. More than two years ago now, Koumetio first caught the attention of Jurgen Klopp, so much so that, then aged just 17, he was called up for pre-season with the first […]]]>

Liverpool centre-back Billy Koumetio has left the club on loan, with the young Frenchman joining FK Austria Wien in the Austrian Bundesliga for 2022/23.

More than two years ago now, Koumetio first caught the attention of Jurgen Klopp, so much so that, then aged just 17, he was called up for pre-season with the first team in 2020.

He’s been named to the squad six times this campaign and came off the bench on his senior Champions League debut, but fell back to the Under-23s for most of last season.

A 45-minute performance against Leicester in the League Cup quarter-final highlighted Koumetio as a work in progress, it’s clear he would need to improve to establish himself as a first-team option.

The 19-year-old has now had the opportunity to do so as a regular starter at the highest level, joining FK Austria Wien on a season-long loan.

Liverpool have confirmed the deal as their fourth loan of the transfer window so far, following Conor Bradley (Bolton), Adam Lewis (Newport County) and Jakub Ojrzynski (Radomiak Radom).

It could be a profitable move for Koumetio, who will be looking to cement himself as a starter in Vienna.

Austria Wien finished third in the Bundesliga last season, behind Red Bull Salzburg and Sturm Graz, to qualify for this year’s Europa League qualifiers.

They are managed by former player Manfred Schmid, who took over from Peter Stoger in 2021.

Koumetio is not set to be the last young player to leave Liverpool on loan this summer, with Rhys Williams, Sepp van den Berg, Leighton Clarkson, Jake Cain, Paul Glatzel and Owen Beck also touted with moves.

Good luck Billy!

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What exactly is pre-season and what happens? https://papierkugel.org/what-exactly-is-pre-season-and-what-happens/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 17:32:17 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/what-exactly-is-pre-season-and-what-happens/ With the 2022/23 Bundesliga campaign due to start on August 5, clubs across Germany are starting to round up their players to begin their pre-season preparations. But why do they need so much time? And what is really happening? bundesliga.com take a closer look… The quick and simple answer is that pre-season is about getting […]]]>

With the 2022/23 Bundesliga campaign due to start on August 5, clubs across Germany are starting to round up their players to begin their pre-season preparations. But why do they need so much time? And what is really happening?

bundesliga.com take a closer look…

The quick and simple answer is that pre-season is about getting players fit and ready in time for their first competitive game. In reality, however, there are a number of moving parts to take into account: new players arrive, others leave, some may be injured, or perhaps there is a new coach with new tactics to be implemented.

So the first question is when to start? Players obviously need time for their bodies to recover after a long and arduous season. RB Leipzig, for example, have played more competitive games in 2021/22 than any other German side (54), the last of which was the triumphant DFB Cup final against Freiburg on May 21.

The new campaign starts earlier than usual this year due to the reshuffle of the schedule with the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar in November leaving Domenico Tedesco’s side with just nine weeks of summer vacation.

look: What the first day of the 2022/23 Bundesliga season looks like

It may seem like a lot, but between giving players time off, pacing training to avoid muscle injuries, attending training camps (more on that later) and playing in friendlies, it all goes by quickly.

“Each club must find a pragmatic solution that works for them,” explained Thomas Tuchel during his time at the Mainz hotseat. “If you start too early, you have to be careful not to lose your momentum. You can’t hold that kind of tension for too long.

Bochum and Union Berlin are the first clubs to begin preparations this year, with both coming together on Monday June 20. Bayern Munich will be the last to start again, with Julian Nagelsmann’s charges set for a return on July 8.

But whenever it happens, the first item on every club’s agenda is a lactate test.

Players are usually asked to rest completely for a week to 10 days at the end of a season, before following a personalized training program that takes into account their age, position, injury history and physical condition. current.

The lactate test is then used as a baseline to determine their condition upon their return. Players typically take laps around a track before getting their earlobe pricked for a drop of blood. They then continue running at a faster pace for a few laps, give another blood sample, and repeat the process several times.

“From these drops of blood you can see the concentration of lactate in the blood,” said Professor Tim Meyer, a German national team doctor since 2001.

“When we have the lactate values, we can put them on a graph…and that helps us determine performance diagnostics. The graphs also show different thresholds, which can give recommendations for training… so this way you can determine what heart rate or speed players need in different training areas.

Mark Uth underwent an acid lactate test during pre-season training with Cologne last year. – Herbert Bucco via www.imago-images.de/imagoimages/Herbert Bucco

All of this brings us to training camps. “The preparation time you have in pre-season is one of the most important periods you have as a coach,” said Markus Weinzierl, who left as Augsburg boss at the end of 2021/22.

Weinzierl, like the majority of coaches, is a fan of taking his team for a week or so. “You have your players and staff together 24 hours a day in training camps,” the 47-year-old explained.

“You can use that time intensively to talk to the players about various things, you can do video analysis, you can onboard new players and build a sense of unity in the squad.”

The location of team camps is determined by a number of factors: most opt ​​for warm weather training or a combination of training in the sun and at altitude in the mountains to help players get in shape faster . There may also be commercial reasons at play, with clubs contractually obligated to visit certain locations to fulfill their responsibilities with partners and sponsors. Switzerland, Austria and Spain are popular destinations for top German teams, as are the United States, China and Japan.

Former Augsburg head coach Markus Weinzierl was an active participant in his side’s training camp in Austria last year. – Klaus Rainer Krieger via www.imago-images.de/imagoimages/Krieger

Regardless of location, however, it’s safe to say that most gamers generally don’t relish the task of getting back to peak physical shape.

“It’s getting harder and harder every day,” former Bayern and Werder Bremen defender Valerien Ismael once said. Spiegel. “But this is where you lay the foundation for the physical condition you will have throughout the season.”

As such, players are aware that this is a necessary part of their job description. “If you come back from your vacation in bad shape, you stand out in a negative way,” Ismael continued.

“That means everyone has to carry you and you slow down the performance of the whole team. An unfit player suffers a lot in training camps. And if you’re not in good shape, you get injured more easily. If you are injured, you miss friendlies and then someone else takes your place in the team.

Valérien Ismael in Bayern training in 2006. -Andreas Rentz/Bongarts/Getty Images

However, Weinzierl says that from a manager’s point of view, friendlies are not so important: “The intensity of training is the deciding factor. It doesn’t matter if you are the first or the last in the exercises. You shouldn’t give too much importance to friendlies or results in pre-season – I’ve seen a lot of teams that don’t give their all, for various reasons.

“Nobody wants to get injured or the players are tired after intense training sessions. I think a week of intensive training focused on your tactics is more useful than half-hearted friendlies.

Upon returning to Germany from the camps, the focus remains on developing physical fitness and endurance, while performing media duties – granting interview requests and having photos and video footage taken. which will be used by TV broadcasters as well as print and online media throughout the season.

look: From the archive – the making of Dortmund Media Day 2019

“Two weeks before matchday one, you can usually play flat out for 60 or 70 minutes,” Ismael added. “During the last week of pre-season, you are at around 80% of your maximum performance level. You recover the remaining 20% ​​over the matches once the season has started.

Spare a thought, then, for Manuel Neuer, Marco Reus, Christopher Nkunku and Co. over the coming days and weeks as they put in the hard works in preparation for enjoying a successful Bundesliga campaign in 2022/23.

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How the Bundesliga champions could line up in 2022/23 https://papierkugel.org/how-the-bundesliga-champions-could-line-up-in-2022-23/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 05:03:37 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/how-the-bundesliga-champions-could-line-up-in-2022-23/ In the latest of a number of blockbuster moves that have already been agreed upon this summer, Sadio Mane will soon become a Bayern Munich player. It was revealed on Friday that liverpool had signed a £35m deal which will see the 30-year-old Senegalese superstar head to the Bundesliga. Having joined Southampton for £33.5million in […]]]>

In the latest of a number of blockbuster moves that have already been agreed upon this summer, Sadio Mane will soon become a Bayern Munich player.

It was revealed on Friday that liverpool had signed a £35m deal which will see the 30-year-old Senegalese superstar head to the Bundesliga.

Having joined Southampton for £33.5million in 2016, Mane has spent the last six years playing on the wing at Anfield. However, it seems unlikely that he will fill that same role at the Allianz Arena next season.

The reality is that the reigning German champions are full of options in wide areas. Although Bayern fans may be salivating at the thought of watching Mane stretch defenses across the Bundesliga from the left flank, the Bavarian giants look set to demand a more central role for their new man.

Mane to replace Lewandowski?

Despite having a year to run on his current deal, prolific Bayern frontman Robert Lewandowski has publicly declared that his time with the club is over.

The 33-year-old Poland captain is apparently keen on a move to Barcelona, ​​although other suitors may still enter the race for his signature.

MUNICH, GERMANY – APRIL 12: Robert Lewandowski of FC Bayern Muenchen appeals to referee Slavko Vincic after being shown a yellow card during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final match between Bayern München and Villarreal CF at Football Arena Munich on April 12, 2022 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Regardless of where Lewandowski’s future lies, it looks increasingly likely that he won’t feature for Bayern again.

Author of an impressive 35 goals in 34 Bundesliga appearances last season, a departure from Lewandowski would leave Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann with a serious void to fill.

Fortunately, Mane has already proven his ability in a central position for Liverpool, having been forced into the left side when Luis Diaz arrived on Merseyside in January.

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How Bayern could line up in 2022/23 with Sadio Mane in the side

When Mane finally joins his new Bayern team-mates, he won’t be the only new face in training either.

Moroccan right-back Noussair Mazraoui and Dutch midfielder Ryan Gravenberch will both join Ajax ahead of the new campaign.

Mazraoui, 24, is backed to fit into Bayern’s back four, alongside Alphonso Davies and French duo Dayot Upamecano and Lucas Hernandez.

Alphonso Davies in action for Bayern Munich
MUNICH, GERMANY – DECEMBER 17: Alphonso Davies of FC Bayern München runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern München and VfL Wolfsburg at Allianz Arena on December 17, 2021 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Naturally, legendary shot-stopper Manuel Neuer retains his place in the Bayern goal.

Gravenberch might find life more difficult at the Allianz Arena and might have to exercise some patience before moving Joshua Kimmich or Leon Goretzka to the center of the park.

Bayern Munich aligned with Mané

As much as we’d like to see Lewandowski and Mane on the same side, that just doesn’t seem to be on the cards at the moment.

Hence, Mane is given the centre-forward role in Lewandowski’s supposed absence.

Serge Gnabry is another Bayern player whose future looks uncertain. The former Arsenal winger has just one year left on his current contract – and has yet to agree an extension.

Sadio Mane’s ultimate quiz: How well do you know the Senegalese superstar?

While Bayern could benefit from the 26-year-old this summer, Nagelsmann is not keen on losing a player who contributed 17 goals and 10 assists last season and has already insisted he was “confident” Gnabry would stay.

With that in mind, we’ve included him on the right wing, facing Kingsley Coman on the left. However, should Gnabry’s status change, both Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sane are capable replacements.

Bayern are currently on a 10-game winning streak in the Bundesliga. Looking at the squad sheet above, it’s hard to say they won’t go 11 in a row in 2022/23.

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Five La Liga clubs and two Bundesliga teams in the race for Mingueza https://papierkugel.org/five-la-liga-clubs-and-two-bundesliga-teams-in-the-race-for-mingueza/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 14:25:32 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/five-la-liga-clubs-and-two-bundesliga-teams-in-the-race-for-mingueza/ Mingueza assumed that he will not continue at Camp Nou. Barca have no place for him in the 2022-23 season and the club are looking for a destination for him. He has lots of options. ‘Mundo Deportivo’ claims that up to seven teams requested Barcelona for the midfielder. Five of them are from LaLiga and […]]]>

Mingueza assumed that he will not continue at Camp Nou. Barca have no place for him in the 2022-23 season and the club are looking for a destination for him. He has lots of options.

‘Mundo Deportivo’ claims that up to seven teams requested Barcelona for the midfielder. Five of them are from LaLiga and two others from the Bundesliga.

In Spain, Mallorca, Celta, Elche, Getafe and Valencia everyone would have a place for him. Each of these options would be to Mingueza’s taste, whose priority is to continue playing in La Liga.

In Germany, Hoffenheim and Eintracht are also tracking the Spaniard. According to the same source, he also has a club interested in him in Serie A, although they don’t specify which one.

Mingueza has a contract until 2023 and will take his future serenely. He does not want to rush anything: whatever he decides, he wants to think about it carefully.

The problem Barca face in finding a way to get him out, ‘Mundo Deportivo’ report, is that the club asking price of 5 million for him makes things difficult. There are few teams in La Liga, specifies the newspaper, which are ready to pay this figure for Mingueza.

Spanish clubs are aware of Barcelona’s financial situation. For this reason, more than one prefers to wait for the Catalan club to be in a hurry sell and make a cut in his asking price.

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Man United enter race for Bundesliga’s best 33-year-old striker https://papierkugel.org/man-united-enter-race-for-bundesligas-best-33-year-old-striker/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/man-united-enter-race-for-bundesligas-best-33-year-old-striker/ Manchester United have entered the race to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, according to a report in England. The Sun reports that the Red Devils are interested in a swoop to sign the Poland international to bolster their options ahead of the 2022-23 Premier League season. The same report says Lewandowski is attracting interest […]]]>


Manchester United have entered the race to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, according to a report in England.

The Sun reports that the Red Devils are interested in a swoop to sign the Poland international to bolster their options ahead of the 2022-23 Premier League season.

The same report says Lewandowski is attracting interest from a host of top European clubs as the Polish veteran has one year left on his current contract with Bayern.

According to the same story, the 33-year-old would love to move to Spanish giants FC Barcelona but the Camp Nou side need to offload some of the highest earners on their wage bill.

The sun go on to write that FC Barcelona’s chances of signing Lewandowski appear to be diminishing given FC Barcelona are set to pay a fee of around £20m.

The outlet claims Manchester United are monitoring Lewandowski’s situation at the Allianz Arena ahead of a possible move to bring the Bundesliga striker to the Premier League.

Representatives for Lewandowski have attempted to assess the level of interest from the Premier League over the past month, according to the same story.

The Bayern striker scored 57 times in 55 games in all competitions last season to continue to thrive despite being in his early 30s.

Lewandowski has scored 344 goals in 375 games in all competitions over the past eight seasons at Bayern.

Widely regarded as one of the finest attacking talents in world football, Lewandowski has scored 76 goals in 131 games for Poland since making his senior international debut in 2008.

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Leeds United transfer target gets unanimous verdict from La Liga and Bundesliga pundits amid questions https://papierkugel.org/leeds-united-transfer-target-gets-unanimous-verdict-from-la-liga-and-bundesliga-pundits-amid-questions/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 03:40:00 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/leeds-united-transfer-target-gets-unanimous-verdict-from-la-liga-and-bundesliga-pundits-amid-questions/ If Marc Roca’s move to Bayern Munich didn’t work out as he hoped, it wasn’t for lack of trying or lack of ability. That’s the view of La Liga and Bundesliga pundits who all rave about the midfielder’s playing prowess and note similar physical concerns. A glance at the 25-year-old’s career is not enough to […]]]>

If Marc Roca’s move to Bayern Munich didn’t work out as he hoped, it wasn’t for lack of trying or lack of ability.

That’s the view of La Liga and Bundesliga pundits who all rave about the midfielder’s playing prowess and note similar physical concerns.

A glance at the 25-year-old’s career is not enough to detect nuances of Junior Firpo or even the almost white Michael Cuisance.

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A move to an elite club that was arguably too much, too soon, and therefore did not deliver the success or regular playing time the player wanted and needed.

For Firpo it was a move to Barcelona from Real Betis, while for Roca and Cuisance it was the leap to Bayern Munich from Espanyol and Borussia Mönchengladbach respectively.

Leeds gave Firpo a chance to rebuild, were determined to do the same for Cuisance until that deal collapsed in the 11th hour and could now make Roca their next restoration project. But there is an important difference between Cuisance and Roca’s time at Bayern that ESPN’s Bundesliga reporter Archie Rhind-Tutt is keen to point out.

“Roca was one of those players that Hasan Salihamidzic had his eye on for a while and he came into a Bayern team where getting in between or getting in front of Leon Goretzka or Joshua Kimmich is almost impossible,” he said. Rhind-Tutt told the YEAH.

UNANIMOUS VERDICT – La Liga and Bundesliga pundits believe Marc Roca has the necessary technical ability, with the only question mark over his physique. Photo: Getty

“And then there was the moment this season when he finally managed to have three or four games in a row in the Bundesliga and played very well. Julian Nagelsmann said how much he loved him and really chose him for But when the players above him in the pecking order returned, he didn’t have playing time, so it’s understandable that he wants to move on. chosen for his accolades, you’ve never heard anyone do the same for Cuisance. And in fact, it says a lot about his perseverance that he finally got an injection and took it, albeit for a short period of time.

A deep midfield operator whom Leeds view as a potential replacement for Kalvin Phillips, Roca is “everything you would want” in a possession player and someone with high technical quality in the eyes of Rhind-Tutt.

This has been the case since he appeared at Espanyol.

“Roca is a variant of Rodri, but the Rodri that first arrived in the Premier League,” CBS and La Liga TV’s Guillem Balague told YEP.

“His distribution is very good. He is a bit like the [Toni] Kroos from Espanyol. But drop a few levels and you get there – obviously he’s not as good as Kroos but he has good short passing, smart passing in front, not like Kroos with accurate passing from 50 yards, not yet. He sees a pass. For the possession game, he is absolutely brilliant, he is also good at reacting.

Jamie Kemp, editor at Opta, and Colin Millar, European football writer for The Mirror, echo Balague’s view.

“Roca was technically excellent and looked almost certain to break into the senior Spanish international scene,” Millar said.

“Intelligence and high passing in the game.”

Kemp added: “His breakout season came in 2018/19 at Espanyol, which timed the club’s move to a more progressive manager in Rubi, who began to exploit his quality in possession. His best football there came playing as the deepest of the three midfielders – he was their main outlet to control possession and help build playing spells.

“It’s really that side of the ball that he’s most to his advantage – getting his touches in, feeling connected to the game, moving the ball with determination. He was really climbing the hierarchy of Spanish midfielders at this point. moment and he looked set to be quite special.

Kemp’s concern is that he’s struggling to see Roca fit seamlessly into what he calls “the more erratic environment” of Jesse Marsch’s pressing style.

That and how he will cope with the physical demands of the Premier League are the only real caveats from those who have seen his career develop so far.

“He doesn’t have the biggest stature, the biggest presence, which might be something in the Premier League given you usually have destroyers in that position from what I see,” Rhind-Tutt said. .

Millar agrees, but argues Roca cannot be judged on less than 1,000 minutes of football at Bayern Munich and suggests it might be possible to compensate for any physical impairments.

“It lacked athleticism in particular [in Spain] and I think physicality is a concern, but it all depends on who is around him, system etc. said the man from the mirror.

“My question is physically, he may struggle at the start,” added Balague, who predicted last summer that Firpo’s problems at Leeds could come, as they did, one-on-one in defence.

“Because he has not played regularly for two years, three years, we will have to see, there is always a question mark, especially on the pace, he was not the fastest. It’s difficult to take the ball away from him but he was taking too many risks, even if they [Bayern] could have taken that out of his game.”

The Spanish expert sees plenty of room for optimism alongside any potential problems.

“Because he’s been in Germany, he has to be stronger than he was when he was in Spain,” he told YEP.

“He’s a smart lad and he’ll absorb things and you know, he’ll adapt his game, there’s no doubt about it. And he’s got a lot of personality too.

If they sign him – Roca is one of many options they are exploring – Leeds don’t expect the 25-year-old to come to the same level as Premier League ‘destroyer’ Phillips , but as with every signature, there is an element of risk and a dose of the unknown.

There are huge upsides too, not least that he’ll be hungry to get his career back on track and prove he belongs in one of Europe’s top leagues.

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Live matches and highlights from the Austrian Bundesliga selected by ORF under the Sky sub-license agreement https://papierkugel.org/live-matches-and-highlights-from-the-austrian-bundesliga-selected-by-orf-under-the-sky-sub-license-agreement/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 12:35:52 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/live-matches-and-highlights-from-the-austrian-bundesliga-selected-by-orf-under-the-sky-sub-license-agreement/ ORF, the Austrian public service broadcaster, has secured a set of highlights and live matches from the top domestic football league after striking a sub-licensing deal with pay-TV network Sky. The Comcast-owned media company announced in July last year that it had triggered an extension to its comprehensive global broadcast partnership and production deal with […]]]>

ORF, the Austrian public service broadcaster, has secured a set of highlights and live matches from the top domestic football league after striking a sub-licensing deal with pay-TV network Sky.

The Comcast-owned media company announced in July last year that it had triggered an extension to its comprehensive global broadcast partnership and production deal with the Austrian Bundesliga. The previous four-year term of that deal was worth €37.5m ($40.19m) a year, with the extended deal seeing Sky pay €40m ($42.9m) from the start of the 2022/23 campaign for the next four seasons.

With this extended agreement now ready to go into effect, ORF has secured an all-match highlights package and broadcast four live matches per season on its free-to-air channels (FTA) until the end of the 2025/26 campaign.

“For us, ORF is a strategic partner in the Austrian market, with whom we very much enjoy working,” said Neal O’Rourke, Managing Director of Sky Austria.

“We are therefore delighted to continue to cooperate successfully in the sports field.”

Roland Weißmann, ORF Managing Director, added: “For ORF, reporting on the domestic Bundesliga is an essential part of all ORF media. The agreement with Sky Austria on cooperation in the coming years is all the more gratifying.

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