BAYERN CUT TIES WITH BARCELONA
Bayern Munich may have played Barca 11 times in European competitions alone, but there exists a mutual respect between both teams that are rarely seen among top sides. Both teams often trade players and have always exchanged words of admiration for the way things are run in both clubs.
All these have changed in recent times as hostility between both clubs increases. Bayern has been accused of not being fair in their pursuit of American wonderkid Sergino Dest. The Bavarian club has been talking to the player’s representative on a possible move to Germany, and this has angered those at Barca.
Hasan Salihamidzic the current sporting director at Bayern also tried to convince Pedri not to sign a new contract at Barca, and this didn’t help the relationship that was already been tested. Barcelona responded by throwing an audacious bid to sign Nikolas Sule from Bayern as things began to build up. The Blaugrana club is also keeping tabs on two academy players at Bayern, and is more than ready to snap them up if an opportunity presents itself.
Barca’s strong involvement in the European Super League with fellow Spanish team Real Madrid, England’s Manchester United, and Italian Juventus didn’t go down well with Bayern Munich who felt they were betrayed. Barcelona continued desire to see the formation of the ESL even after most teams have agreed to dissolve it hasn’t helped the situation either.
Bayern would point to their superior head to head against Barca, as they have won eight times in 11 meetings between the two sides. Barca on the other hand has been victorious once, with just a single game ending in a draw. The 8*2 demolition of the Barca side further points to the difference in quality between both sides. Bayern would be back next summer as they try to engineer a move to bring Dest to the club. How long can Barca hold on?