The recent Bavarian derby between Bayern Munich and Augsburg highlighted the potential weaknesses of the league leaders. While they dominated the game offensively, scoring five goals, their defensive performance was lackluster and riddled with mistakes. It was fortunate for Bayern that Augsburg failed to capitalize on the opportunities presented to them.
This is not the first time that Bayern has shown defensive frailties this season. The team was exposed by Borussia Mönchengladbach earlier, raising alarms among fans and pundits. Bayern cannot afford to repeat such mistakes if they want to retain their status as the dominant force in German football.
The departure of Benjamin Pavard and Daley Blind, whose contract is up at the end of the season, means that Bayern will need to fill the void in their defense. Pavard has been a regular on the team since he arrived in 2019, and his departure will be felt. Blind, on the other hand, has not lived up to expectations since joining in January, and his exit is not likely to cause much of a stir.
Meanwhile, there are rumors of Bayern's interest in Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane. However, reports suggest that Kane could renew his contract with Tottenham if they were to appoint Thomas Tuchel as their new manager. This means that Bayern may have to look elsewhere for a striker to reinforce their attacking options.
The Bavarian derby highlighted Bayern Munich's need to address its defensive vulnerabilities in the upcoming transfer window. The departures of Pavard and Blind make this a top priority for the team. While rumors of a move for Kane are exciting, Bayern will need to explore other options if they want to strengthen their attack. As always, the summer transfer window promises to be an exciting time for football fans.