According to reports, Bayern Munich is “on the verge” of a trade for RB Leipzig’s Konrad Laimer, with a verbal agreement in place.
Bayern Munich is close to completing a deal for RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer, a long-term transfer priority for the Bavarians, according to Sky journalist Florian Plettenberg.
According to Plettenberg, Laimer and Bayern Munich have reached a verbal agreement, but the Austrian must pass a medical first.
While paperwork will almost certainly be signed soon, no actual move will take place until the summer transfer window starts in July:
❗️X News #Laimer: He is on verge to join Bayern in summer! Verbal agreement in total but no medical yet. Signing in 2023. He will get a long-term contract. At least until 2027. Absolutely desired player! Versatile use (central/right), pressing machine,
mentality! @SkySportDE 🇦🇹 pic.twitter.com/AOOts2tr90
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) November 28, 2022
Laimer is said to be a favorite of Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann, but it remains to be seen what kind of role he would play in Bavaria. Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka have been entrenched as starters, while Marcel Sabitzer has also been very good this season. Ryan Gravenberch is also on the roster and has reportedly been unhappy with his lack of playing time. Still, Gravenberch has great potential.
Laimer’s skillset indicates he would bring something different to the midfield mix given his ball-winning and pressing ability, but it would seem like there could be a glut of talent for only a little bit of playing time.
In the end, that will be up to Julian Nagelsmann to sort out.