Transfer Rumor: Hansi Flick interested in bringing Kingsley Coman to Barcelona from Bayern Munich

Flick is already tapping into the Bundesliga market, just as he said he would do.

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Hansi Flick is officially the new manager of FC Barcelona, replacing Xavi Hernandez, and he has already stated that he plans on looking to the Bundesliga during the summer transfer window to try to bring in new talents to the Catalans. He was briefly considered to be a Thomas Tuchel replacement at Bayern, but it became clear that the sextuple winner wanted to pursue a new challenge abroad after being given his marching orders by the DFB, ending his time as Germany manager just eight months before the start of this summer’s European Championships.

Per French outlet L’Equipe (via Sport Bild), Flick is interested in trying to bring French winger Kingsley Coman to Barcelona this summer. His current contract at Bayern runs through June 2027, but Barcelona is keen on trying to get him this summer, but nothing concrete has taken place yet in that regard. The player himself has only just returned to team training with the French national team at Clairefontaine for their EURO 2024 preparations. His involvement with the national team this summer was in jeopardy when he suffered an ankle injury towards the end of the Bundesliga season with Bayern, but everything has gone to plan with him being able to be fully fit on time for the start of the Euros.

Coma is currently valued at around €50 million, and his stock could, in theory, rise if he performs well for France at the EUROs, so it could be something for Vincent Kompany, Max Eberl, Christoph Freund and the rest of Bayern’s board to consider. They could reinvest funds from his sale into squad investment with inbound players this summer — players that Kompany sees as a good fit for the systems and tactics he would like to implement at the club.

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Fellow winger Serge Gnabry is also a prime candidate for sale for Bayern this summer, but he will be missing out on the Euros and thus cannot have a short-term market value increase while the transfer window is open and active. For that reason, Coman could be a more worthwhile departure for the club with a higher capacity for a better return financially. His injury history is also something to consider for Bayern, as the player missed a total of 21 competitive matches across all competitions this season through injury and that could certainly be a negotiating piece for Flick and Barcelona to try to drive his price down.

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