Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Bayern board rejected Kovac request to sign Rebic and Vogt

It's been a tough start to the season for Bayern Munich, who have pretty much had things all their way in Germany in the last decade. If reports in Bild are to be believed, new Bayern coach Niko Kovac (who replaced Jupp Heyneckes), wanted to sign Ante Rebic and Kevin Vogt, but his request was rejected by the Bayern board.

The Bavarians, somewhat surprisingly for a club for their stature, literally did no business in the summer transfer window.  Their only major signing was that of Leon Goretka, who arrived on a free, and whose decision to move from Schalke to the Allianz Arena was made public several months ago.

After seven games in the league, Bayern are a lowly 7th with 13 points, four behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.  They've failed to win in their last four games across all competitions, and were beaten 3-0 by Borussia Monchengladbach at home in their last game before the international break.

While centre back Vogt may not have been needed given that Bayern already have likes of Hummels, Sule and Boateng on their books (with Javi Martinez capable of filling in at CB if required), Rebic was certainly a signing that could've thrived at the Allianz- a better version of Ivica Olic (who was quite successful at Bayern), if we could put it that way.

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