Before the end of the transfer window, Bayern's signing issue has always been the focus of heated discussion in the media and fans. According to German media sources, on October 5 (ten days before the transfer window closed), Bayern captain Neuer, deputy captain Thomas Muller, Lewand, Kimmich and Alaba visited high-level offices together. The reason is Because Bayern's lineup was too thin at the time, it must be signed.
After the end of the 2019/20 season, three loaned players returned to the team, Thiago moved to Liverpool, and Bayern's new season's non-goalkeepers were only Kwasi and Sane. Before the dialogue with the high-level, the Bayern team committee members represented by Neuer communicated with the coach Frick, saying that the current lineup is too thin. After communicating with Sarri Hamidzic, Rummenigge, Kahn and Heiner held talks with the team committee.
According to German media, it was Captain Neuer who spoke first. He made it very clear that the thickness of the current team lineup is far from enough for the new season. The coach Frick also raised the same question before.
After the transfers of Durst and Odoi both fell through, Bayern executives need to reassure the team's players. German media said that Salihamidzic tried to build a "shadow team" for the main players in order to relieve the pressure of the main players (due to the dense schedule). In addition, if the signing of plan A fails, Salihamidzic has corresponding plans B and C. For example, if Odoi fails to introduce, then he will consider introducing Douglas Costa.