The last week or so has seen both Crystal Palace and West Ham linked with a January move for Bayern Munich frontman Sandro Wagner but with talk of a deal beginning to gather pace, the man himself has spoken to the media in a bid to calm speculation over his potentially imminent departure.
Having scored a hugely impressive 17 goals for Bayern Munich during the 2017-18 season, Wagner will no doubt have had high hopes for the current campaign but with just one Bundesliga start heading into December, a fair few sporting news outlets had begun suggesting that the 30-year-old may be looking to move on in search of regular football in the New Year.
Stuck behind a certain Robert Lewandowski in the pecking order at the Allianz Arena, Wagner is likely to be hugely frustrated, especially when you consider the struggles the German giants are currently having domestically (they sit fifth in the table after the last round of fixtures following a 3-3 home draw with Fortuna Dusseldorf) but to his credit, the latest comments he’s given to the press suggest that he’s more than happy to stay and fight for his place at Bayern.
Admittedly, the career to date reads like the very definition of a journeyman striker but having been on the books at Munich as a youngster, it’s clearly a source of immense pride for Wagner that he’s managed to make it back there on merit so many years later. Given his style of play, I’m convinced he would go on to be a big hit in England, should he make the switch but I can’t begrudge him for wanting to stay and prove himself at the club he’s supported since childhood.
If he has a change of heart between now and January, I’d hope we’d be one of the first clubs on the phone to him.