Revealed: This is why Niklas Süle is leaving FC Bayern | OneFootball

Revealed: This is why Niklas Süle is leaving FC Bayern


According to media reports, Niklas Süle has decided against a contract extension at FC Bayern and will leave the club at the end of the season. As has now become known, the departure is not only due to the failed salary negotiations.

While the departure of Niklas Süle certainly does not come as a surprise for Bayern, the astonishment on the part of the fans is nevertheless great. Less than 24 hours before the “BILD Zeitung” dropped the bombshell, President Herbert Hainer had still emphasized that the Munich team had not yet received any final feedback from the defender. The 67-year-old also referred to Bayern’s contract offer and made it clear that Süle hast to made a final decision. However, in view of the coinciding media reports, Hainer should have known long ago at this point that Süle had decided against staying with the German record champion.

Lack of (financial) appreciation

It is an open secret that the club and the player could not come to an agreement on the subject of salary. According to reports, FCB recently offered Süle ten million euros per year, too little from the German international’s point of view. Due to the fact that Süle is represented by the same agency as Dayot Upamecano, the defender knew very well about the salary structure at Säbener Straße. In addition, Bayern has shown its willingness to give top performers a pay rise in recent contract extensions with Kingsley Coman, Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka. In the case of Süle, however, the club was not prepared to do so.

As reported by “TZ”, the reasons for Süle’s departure are not only due to the failed salary negotiations. In addition to the financial appreciation, the central defender also lacked the necessary backing from the management team in recent years. Süle was repeatedly criticized both internally and publicly. In March of last year, he even complained about the ongoing criticism of his person.

Süle has been thinking about leaving for some time now

Even if Süle has celebrated great success with Bayern in the past almost five years, it never really came to a “love affair” between club and player. In September 2021, WhatsApp leaks have surfaced, which prove that Süle already thought about a departure in 2018, just one year after his transfer to Bayern. In 2019, he was again willing to leave the club. However, an ACL in October 2019 put an end to these dreams. It seems as if Süle could fulfill his dream of the Premier League in the third attempt. According to rumors, there are several interested parties from the island.

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