Potential January Swap Deal Between Manchester United and Bayern Munich in the Works
In the upcoming January transfer window, there is speculation that Manchester United and Bayern Munich could engage in a swap deal that benefits both sides.
Raphael Varane, currently facing a lack of opportunities at Manchester United, is reportedly on Bayern Munich’s radar. In contrast, United has shown interest in Thomas Muller, who has been linked with a move in the opposite direction.
Varane, despite Lisandro Martinez’s foot injury, has found himself out of the starting lineup since September, with other defenders taking precedence.
Frustrated with limited game time, the former Real Madrid star could be open to a move.
United, according to Sky Sport Germany, is willing to sell Varane at the right price in January, aiming for a fee between £17.4 million and £26 million.
Bayern, considering the financial aspects of Varane’s deal, might explore a swap deal to mitigate costs.
Thomas Muller, out of contract at the end of the season, has seen reduced playing time under Thomas Tuchel.
The 34-year-old, determined to continue playing at a high level, could be an experienced addition to United’s attacking options.
Despite scoring 237 goals for Bayern in his career, Muller has struggled for game time since Harry Kane’s arrival.
A potential swap deal involving Varane and Muller might address the needs of both clubs, with Tuchel possibly pushing for Varane to bolster defensive depth.
While the financial intricacies could pose challenges—Varane earning £340,000 a week and Muller being one of Bayern’s higher earners—such a deal could benefit all parties involved.
The Champions League encounter between Bayern and United in a few weeks might offer Muller a glimpse of his potential new surroundings.