Bayern Munich sporting director Christian Nerlinger, who is in charge of the comings and goings regarding the transfer market with the Bavarian giants, has launched a scathing review of two of Germany’s most promising young players. Under Joachim Loew, Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil made massive impacts in South Africa this summer at the 2010 World Cup, and attracted interest from the biggest clubs in Europe. At the end of the day, it was Spanish giants Real Madrid who snapped the pair up for relatively low prices.
Christian Nerlinger and Bayern Munich would have done well to pick up the German pair, who look set to have fantastic futures ahead of them. Mark van Bommel’s legs may not take him much further, and Sami Khedira would have been a great replacement in the center of midfield. He would then be paired with Germany team-mate Bastian Schweinsteiger, and that partnership would really blossom if the two of them were playing side-by-side on a weekly basis.
While one could argue that Bayern Munich dont need a player like Mesut Ozil because of already having Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Hamit Altintop, Toni Kroos, Thomas Mueller and Danijel Pranjic on their roster, but denying his quality is ludicrous. If Nerlinger can’t recognize obvious skill and potential in two of Germany’s best young players, then it really is a bit farcical that he is sporting director of a club who pride themselves on being Germany’s best.
Letting Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil take their trade away from Germany without even the slightest of fights from Bayern Munich is a shame, because losing the pair of them is not just a big loss to their respective clubs, but also a loss to the Bundesliga as a whole.
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