Bayern 2023/24 – Team Analysis

Harry Kane’s transfer to Munich shook the world, signaling to other top clubs that Bayern are serious contenders for every trophy available. Deadline day dealings left FCB fans quite disappointed though…



Harry KaneCentre-Forward30EnglandTottenham€100.00m
Min-jae KimCentre-Back26S. KoreaNapoli€50.00m
Daniel PeretzGoalkeeper23IsraelM. Tel Aviv€5.00m
Konrad LaimerCentral Midfield26AustriaRB Leipzig€0m
Raphael GuerreiroLeft-Back29PortugalB. Dortmund€0m

Harry Kane obviously stands out, England’s top goalscorer made a surprise moved and switched from the Premier League to the Bundesliga. Bayern needed a striker and they got their man. Min-jae Kim was Napoli best defender in their title winning campaign, he is a welcome addition. Neuer is injured for a while, however Ulreich will be the starter, Peretz is a backup. Bayern also managed to snap up two BuLi veterans on a free, Laimer and Guerreiro joins.

Bayern were after CDM, Joao Palhinha on deadline day, but the transfer fell through.

Notable departures

Lucas HernandezCentre-Back27FrancePSG€45.00m
Ryan GravenberchCentral Midfield21NetherlandsLiverpool€40.00m
Benjamin PavardCentre-Back27FranceInter€30.00m
Sadio ManeLeft Winger31SenegalAl-Nassr€30.00m
Marcel SabitzerCentral Midfield29AustriaB. Dortmund€19.00m
Yann SommerGoalkeeper34SwitzerlandInter€6.75m
Daley BlindLeft-Back33NetherlandsGirona€0m
Josip StanisicRight-Back23CroatiaB. LeverkusenLoan

French defender Lucas Hernandez wanted to join PSG, so the Bavarians sold him for a loss. Not the same can be said about Gravenberch who joined Liverpool and Bayern got a nice profit off of as well. Pavard joined Inter, while high-earner Sadio Mane joined Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia.


1GKGERManuel Neuer (captain)
2DFFRADayot Upamecano
3DFKORKim Min-jae
4DFNEDMatthijs de Ligt
6MFGERJoshua Kimmich (3rd captain)
7FWGERSerge Gnabry
8MFGERLeon Goretzka
9FWENGHarry Kane
10FWGERLeroy Sané
11FWFRAKingsley Coman
13FWCMREric Maxim Choupo-Moting
18GKISRDaniel Peretz
19DFCANAlphonso Davies
20DFSENBouna Sarr
22DFPORRaphaël Guerreiro
25FWGERThomas Müller (vice-captain)
26GKGERSven Ulreich
27MFAUTKonrad Laimer
28DFGERTarek Buchmann
39FWFRAMathys Tel
40DFMARNoussair Mazraoui
42MFGERJamal Musiala

Despite his injury, Neuer is still part of the squad and he is the captain. For now, Ulreich will be Bayern’s starter. Strong defense, 3 amazing centre backs, lot of depth at left back with the addition of Guerreiro and Mazraoui seemingly got his lucky break, as first choice RB.

As mentioned, Bayern failed to sign Palhinha and there is still a lack of a proper CDM. The addition of Laimer however, an experienced Bundesliga midfielder definitely does help. Musiala is also injured, however Bayern has lots of options in attack, with multiple top quality wingers and finally a proper striker: Harry Kane.

Possible Starting 11

As mentioned, Neuer is still out, so Ulreich is first choice for now. The standard defense has Mazraoui at right back, 2 out of Upamecano, Min-jae Kim and De Ligt, plus Davies at left back. In midfield (for now) we have the typical duo of Kimmich and Goretzka, with Musiala/Muller at CAM. Sane and Coman are expected to start most matches, however Gnabry is also an option. Kane is obviously first choice striker.

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