Bayern Munich has been struggling to replace Lewandowski in attack and Salihamidzic now seeking to address the issue
Bayern Munich’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has revealed the club’s intention to sign a new striker in the upcoming transfer window following their unexpected 2-1 defeat to Freiburg in the DFB-Pokal quarter-final on Tuesday.
Despite Dayot Upamecano scoring first for Bayern, they were unable to hold onto the lead and eventually lost after Nicolas Hoefler’s equalizer and Lucas Hoeler’s 95th-minute penalty.
Bayern’s defeat in the DFB-Pokal quarter-final against Freiburg means they will not make it to the final of the competition for the third consecutive season, and as a result, he emphasized the importance of bringing in a new striker during the transfer window to help the team progress next season.
Salihamidzic confirms Bayern’s interest in signing a striker
“Of course we will sit down and see what we need to do in the transfer market,” he said after the game.
“But the games show: To go into the new season with just Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Mathys Tel, Thomas Muller and Sadio Mane would be negligent.
“In all likelihood, there will be a new striker. Whether it’s Harry Kane, Victor Osimhen or Randal Kolo Muani, the coming weeks will show.”
Despite sitting at the top of the Bundesliga and reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League, Bayern Munich has been unable to find a suitable replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who left the club for Barcelona at the end of last season.
During his final three seasons at Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski managed to score an impressive 110 goals in 94 league games, which helped the club win three straight Bundesliga titles as well as the Champions League.
While Lewandowski is out, Choupo-Moting has been leading the front line for Bayern Munich this season. However, he has only scored 10 goals in the league.
Salihamidzic did not place the blame on Tuchel for the loss to Freiburg and expressed his confidence in the new manager despite the disappointing result.