RB Leipzig star would be another ‘perfect’ addition to Bayern Munich

James Shearman Updated: 19 May 2021 16:43 CEST 2 min read
RB Leipzig star would be another ‘perfect’ addition to Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich legend Philipp Lahm thinks that RB Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo would be a good signing for the Bundesliga champions.

The former Germany international spoke highly of the Spaniard, suggesting he has what it takes to follow both Julian Nagelsmann and Dayot Upamecano to the Allianz Arena next season.

“I would think about Dani Olmo,” Lahm told Stadium Astro.

“A technically very good player who can play the decisive passes.

“A player who was well trained in Spain. I could imagine him doing very well at Bayern.”

Olmo’s FootballCritic rating of 83 is above the likes of Leroy Sane (80) and Kingsley Coman (77), but below the ever-present Thomas Muller (90) who has not yet shown signs of slowing down at age 31.

The Leipzig star has registered five goals and nine assists in the Bundesliga this season and could certainly be an option for Bayern should they choose to replace Muller in the next year or two.

Leipzig will no doubt be reluctant to let another one of their key figures join a rival, but that seems somewhat of an inevitability whenever Bayern come calling.

Bayern’s transition

Lahm also spoke on the transitional phase that his former club are undergoing. Four members of the 2020 Champions League winning side are leaving this summer, including manager Hansi Flick.

But, the legendary right-back believes the club have chosen the right replacement in 33-year-old Julian Nagelsmann.

“Julian Nagelsmann is young, but already an experienced coach,” Lahm added.

“He has been in the Bundesliga for six years, he was coach at TSG Hoffenheim, Leipzig and the next logical step is FC Bayern. The biggest club in Germany.

“I believe that he can be successful with the team because of the experience he has gained.

“But since not only Hansi Flick is leaving the club, but also Jerome Boateng, David Alaba and Javi Martinez, it will be interesting to see how he will be part of this transition.”