Tweezy, Polar Behr, etc. assemble!
Additions: Xherdan Shaqiri, Claudio Pizarro, Mario Mandzukic, Dante, Tom Starke
Departures: Nils Petersen (loan to Bremen), Olic (Wolfsburg), Danijel Pranjic (free agent, looks to be headed to Everton), Breno (crazy house or jail), Jorg Butt (retired).
Christian Nerlinger was fired as Sporting Director and has been replaced with Matthias Sammer, who was the director of the German football federation for 6 years. LINK
Some players were signed to professional contracts from the youth team, all are expected to spend most of their time with the reserves.
Patrick Weihrauch 18 year old German striker.
Mitchell Weiser 18 year old midfielder/wingback from Troisdorf, Germany. More of a winger playing defender but supposed to be a great talent.
Lukas Raeder an 18 year old keeper signed from FC Schalke's setup. Very tall and looks to be a promising understudy.
Emre Can, 18, signed a professional contract last year but is still very young and very promising. He should get some more first team chances with the injury situation with Bastian Schweinsteiger whose ankle hasn't healed properly. He's regarded as a very good midfielder who will be a longterm starter for Bayern. He was on the bench for a few games but Heynckes hates integrating new talent so he stayed on the bench. Should split his time between Bayern and Bayern II.
Bayern begin training tomorrow, can't wait to hear how the new players are looking.
The roster as it stands today:
1 Manuel Neuer
22 Tom Starke
24 Maximilian Riedmüller
32 Lukas Raeder
5 Daniel van Buyten
17 Jérôme Boateng
21 Philipp Lahm
26 Diego Contento
28 Holger Badstuber
7 Franck Ribéry
10 Arjen Robben
11 Xherdan Shaqiri
23 Mitchell Weiser
27 David Alaba (listed as a midfielder on the Bayern website, will probably be back at left back).
30 Luiz Gustavo
31 Bastian Schweinsteiger
36 Emre Can
39 Toni Kroos
44 Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
14 Claudio Pizarro
20 Patrick Weihrauch
25 Thomas Müller
33 Mario Gomez
August 11 will be Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund in the Supercup at the Allianz Arena. I don't have the full schedule but it looks like the first half will be like this:
New away kit:
This post was edited on 6/1 at 5:50 pm