As is the case with an increasingly competitive European game time, clubs often seek to rid their rosters of those talents that are surplus to requirements.
While in some cases it is to clear out some problematic cogs, often the exodus also results in the influx of some much-needed transfer funds to aid endeavors elsewhere.
Nowhere is this more common than when marquee signings join clubs as a result of which one-time greats are shown the back-door in order to make way.
But what is often missed out is that these outgoing stars could still be potentially world-class talent, and Bayern Munich may be en route committing such a mistake for not one but two talents.
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As per Calciomercato, Bayern could sell both Robert Lewandowski and Arturo Vidal in the summer window. The source reckons that this will be done in order to pave way for the arrival of individuals who could bolster their chances for Champions League glory next season.
Having already secured Leon Goretzka, the Bavarian giants are now said to be targeting the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Paulo Dybala, and Anthony Martial as their brand new top signing.
As a result, the pending contracts of Vidal and Lewandowski, both set to expire in the summer of 2019, make them apt candidates for a transfer out. Interest is high for both of them, with giants like United and Madrid reported to be keen parties.
To add to it, Vidal is also believed to be considering a move back to the Serie A, where he played at Juventus prior to the Bundesliga stint.
Lewandowski has gone on to become one of the finest strikers in world football having functioned under Munich and Borussia Dortmund, and is said to be nurturing a desire to join Real Madrid for quite a while.
All in all, whichever club the duo decides to venture out to will without a doubt be receiving a talisman of immense ability.