The salary question dominates the talks at Bayern about the extensions with Kingsley Coman, Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich. The record champions have set themselves clear limits, the squad is divided into four salary levels.
At least since the negotiations with David Alaba, salaries at Bayern have been a big issue. In the end, the home-grown man decided to move to Real Madrid for free. The Munich offer was too low for Alaba.
The situation at Kingsley Coman is similarly tricky. The French winger only has a contract until 2023. Talks about an extension are said to be as difficult as with Alaba. Again, the salary is the big sticking point. Coman wants to become one of the top earners at FCB and at least on a salary level like Leroy Sané.
But on Säbener Straße it has long been made clear that top players should earn top salaries, but the salary structure should not be blown up. In addition to Coman, this also affects the contract talks with Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich (both contracts until 2023).
As the Sports picture reported, there is a clear upper salary limit: The 20 million euro mark should no longer be exceeded. An exception had only been made here for world footballer Robert Lewandowski.
In terms of salary, the magazine divides the Bayern squad into four levels. This is how the structure of the record champions should look like:
Level 1 – annual salary: 15 million euros plus x
Level 2 – annual salary: 15 million euros plus x
Level 3 – annual salary: 10-15 million euros
Level 4 – annual salary: up to 5 million euros
Looking at the four levels, it is noticeable that with Lewandowski, Müller and Neuer, only three absolute and long-term pillars of the team collect over 15 million euros a year. Sané is an exception – you could probably only get rid of him with an extremely high salary from Man City.
Nevertheless, Coman also wants to get to this level. With a view to Sané, certainly not entirely unfounded. However, he should be in good hands on the level with Gnabry. According to reports, those responsible for Bavaria do not want to offer him a deal that will bring him to the first stage.
Similar problems could also await at Goretzka and Kimmich, although an agreement at Goretzka is more likely if he should at least advance to the second tier. With Kimmich, on the other hand, you would even have to think about bringing him to level one in terms of salary according to your own philosophy. After all, he is considered the future captain and absolute leader of the team.