Update on Konrad Laimer’s possible transfer to Bayern Munich + . player analysis

According to a report from Kicker, Konrad Laimer told RB Leipzig that he was unwilling to renew his contract, although he did not tell them he wanted to leave immediately. In Leipzig, there is talk of an asking price of between 25 and 30 million euros. They prefer not to sell Bayern Munichbut the scenario is not excluded (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).

All this talk about multiple clubs, from Manchester United Bayern Munich’s interest in the Austrian raises some questions.

How good is Konrad Laimer? Is he the midfielder that Bayern need?

Here are the answers to all your questions.

In simple words, a pressure machine does not pass. He is a great pressing player and very effective in regaining possession. His powerful and lively style of play, along with a good tackle success rate, mean he is the perfect midfielder. Many critics compare his playing style with that of N’Golo Kante.

There are not many players who can annoy an opponent like Laimer. It is also excellent at keeping opponents off the ball and clearing the way for counter-attacks to begin.

In a double pivot, the Laimer aims to advance the ball while at the same time also helping to create significant overloads. Simply put, he’s not very comfortable with the ball at his feet, and he’s also excellent at finding space.

(Essentially, overload is when a midfielder passes into a winger in a wide area.)

If you are already a fan of Laimer, his next quality will be the icing on the cake.

It is incredibly pressure resistant. It is as good as evading the press as it is in the stress. He has the speed and energy to regain possession when he loses it and he’s also great in tough situations.

His energy impressed his Austrian colleague Marko Arnautovic: “I don’t know what he ate or drank beforehand. To cover that much land is crazy. He has a brilliant future. “

Laimer doesn’t have very good passing stats, which relates to Leipzig’s headers, something we’ve seen in Bayern games since Julian Nagelsmann’s takeover.

Former Salzburg and Borussia Moenchengladbach coach Adi Hutter on Laimer: “He is incredibly aggressive on the ball, he challenges opponents hard and brings well-known professionals to the ground. He knows exactly what he wants.”

His stats (which can be accessed at FBref.comEvidence of his skills as a skilled and energetic midfielder.

Now, let’s talk about whether Laimer is necessary for the Bayern midfield, as we will list the problems with the Bayern midfield and mention the solutions for the same.

problemConstant loss of possession and inability to recover

solution: Having a Laimer can definitely help; This is explained in detail.

problem: scrolling has been terrible lately

solution: This has a lot to do with the vertical scroll system, and probably won’t help Laimer much, as he’s not entirely good at swiping himself.

problemSensitive and weak when pressed

solution: Laimer, in all respects, is an excellent pressure tool and a very pressure-resistant player.

(Other issues in midfield like fatigue etc. have more to do with a lack of team turnover).

Laimer would be a huge addition to the Bayern Munich squad, but this transfer is not without its problems.

  • Fee: Asking price 25-30 million euros is no joke.
  • Players like Marcel Sabitzer and Ryan Gravenberch, who are behind Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka in the standings, are looking for time to play. With a more active season ahead of us, a player like Laimer could be a key element until Nagelsmann decides not to rotate the squad. This is essentially more of a Nagelsmann problem than the problem of the transfer itself.

What do you think about the possibility of Laimer transfer to Bayern Munich? Are you excited to see him here in the future? Let us know in the comments.