Such is the nature of the Bundesliga that despite hosting several big names and playing fairly attractive football, the league often loses out in comparison with the more star-studded competitions in Europe.
In fact, the German teams seem to only make the news when one of their marquee players is potentially on the radars of some of the other European giants.
One of United’s biggest concerns over the seasons has been the lack of a leader in the heart of their defense. A host of centre-backs have been linked to the Old Trafford outfit in the buildup to the summer transfer window.
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The latest name, as per German outlet Sport1, is Niklas Sule. The 23-year-old defender has excelled at Bayern Munich this season, making himself a regular in their squad by virtue of his impeccable showings.
As of such, the Red Devils are reported to have inquired on his availability. However, Bayern are unlikely to let go of him easily, with reports claiming that the German champions could charge upwards of £40 million for his signature.
Interestingly, such an amount may be viewed as a bargain sum by Ed Woodward and company, considering that some of United’s other targets may cost well over double that amount.
The report adds that Bayern Munich are aware that Sule is amongst the lowest earners in their roster, incentivizing the German to move to a big name, potentially tempted by a huge wage package.
In view of this, Munich are allegedly preparing a bumper contract for the youngster, adamant to see him continue in their squad.
While German clubs do make splendid amounts on the sale of their stars, they are often unable to replace them with big names due to the relative lack of appeal of the Bundesliga.