Four players Bayern Munich should sign next summer
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Bayern Munich exited the Champions League early this season but remain in control in the Bundesliga. If there's anything new, it's that they kicked it into gear much later than usual domestically. Niko Kovac's first half-season at the Allianz Arena met with calls for it to be his last. In the New Year, he seemed to strike a chord with the squad. Die Roten now lead Borussia Dortmund in the table on goal difference.
Whether you ask their fans, the board, past players or neutrals, Bayern are meant for more. The Champions League is where Bayern’s true quality is revealed and they have failed to dominate Europe. Again.
After a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool, Kovac accepted that the Merseyside club was undoubtedly the better side. Club president Uli Hoeness echoed the sentiment.
We are in the process of rejuvenating our team. It's the biggest investment programme FC Bayern has ever had.
Legendary wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery did their job. They'll pack it in at season's end. Four other key players in the squad are also on the wrong side of 30. Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, Javi Martinez and Robert Lewandowski don't have quite the same verve. Thomas Muller is 29 but looks affected too.
The Bavarians require at least four new players in the summer window. As they always do, the club will seek out young star with tremendous potential. Here are the four who should top their list.