More confidential than the Robert Lewandowski file which animated the Bayern Munich transfer window until his departure from FC Barcelona, Serge Gnabry’s extension crystallized attention this summer. Coming a year from the end of his contract, the 27-year-old German winger cast doubts on his future by slipping a foot call to Real Madrid during an interview for QG with his former teammate David Alaba: “I would go straight to the Bernabéu and watch everything closely. Unfortunately, I haven’t played it yet. After that, I would necessarily spend time in the city and try to explore the most beautiful corners. Ten days later and as the chances of seeing him extended declined, Serge Gnabry finally decided to sign a new three-year contract, until June 2026.
“I thought a lot about what I wanted as a player for the next few years – and I came to the conclusion: I want to stay at FC Bayern, win everything here again and experience something – above all to celebrate the Champions League title, but this time with our fans. It’s special because I can play with my friends at the highest level. At another club, I certainly wouldn’t experience it that way. I want to relive great moments here – and not elsewhere. The thirst for great titles does not disappear» he explained, moreover, very ambitious just after signing his contract. It was with a bang that he started the season with 1 goal and 1 assist against RB Leipzig (5-3) and the same record against Eintracht Frankfurt (6-1). Placed in the axis of the attack with Sadio Mané, the former Arsenal player had found his rhythm in Julian Nagelsmann’s 4-2-2-2 but, like the Bavarians since the beginning of September, he has scored the not.
Bayern Munich are worried…
Out of the Bavarian eleven for a few matches, he has only had 5 starts this season in 11 matches with the Rekordmeister and the return of 4-2-3-1 has weakened him. Wanting to make the most of Jamal Musiala who is making a great start to the season just like Leroy Sané who is interesting and while we also have to find a place for Thomas Müller, Julian Nagelsmann has sacrificed the native of Stuttgart for a few weeks. The imminent return of Kingsley Coman casts doubt on the future of Serge Gnabry, whose performance is deemed insufficient. According Sports 1, Bayern Munich are rather worried about the player’s current form, but also about the level he displayed last season despite honorable statistics (17 goals and 9 offerings in 45 matches). Because yes the problem with Serge Gnabry is above all in his consistency on the ground more than his accounting contribution, which remains completely honest.
The German media nevertheless explains that the problem is sporting and does not stem from his relationship with his teammates or Julian Nagelsmann, which is very good. However, he remains disappointed not to have had adequate playing time, especially since he had one less competitor since Kingsley Coman was on the flank. His situation also affects the selection where he comes out of a very complicated September rally. Holder against Hungary in a 1-0 defeat, he was released at the break after a completely missed first act.“The first half was really bad. We were passive and we played without confidence. The second half was good, but we had far too few chances to score. The defeat opened our eyes, the team had a booster shot., explained coach Hansi Flick in particular. The latter put Serge Gnabry on the bench against England (3-3) and his entry into play was rather anecdotal. Contested in club and selection, Serge Gnabry is in a particularly delicate situation. Able to be in a state of grace over certain periods, the German winger will quickly have to raise his head less than two months from the World Cup and when he has been overtaken by club competition…