Out the Door
Bayern boss David Beckham has stuck to his word, and no less than 7 players have been ushered to the Bayern door.
The January window has only just started and with the hasty departures, it appears Beckham has been planning these departures since stepping into the Allianz Arena.
So who are these 7 players that are unable to fit into Beckham's Bayern project?
Emre Can linked up with Bayern Munich in 2009 after joining from Frankfurt, but has not quite found his place in the first team. He was given his chance in 2014 where he made 23 Bundesliga appearances but he has failed to seize it. Once reveled as Bayern's best youngster, the 23-year-old has now not even a place in his Turkey national team. However, Can will attempt to revive his career with Furth in the 2.Bundesliga, whom he will join from Bayern for just 500k.
No, not the Lisandro Lopez who plays as a striker for Lyon! This Lisandro Lopez joined Bayern Munich from Paris Saint-Germain in 2016 and looked to have assured his place in the first-team. However, the 28-year-old Argentine defender was immediately cast aside upon the arrival of Beckham and will now ply his trade for Galatasaray in the Turkish Super Lig, with Gala paying 7.5 million for his services.
Marvin Martin joined Bayern just last summer after his constant refusal to renew his contract granted him a free transfer to the German giants, putting an end to a successful stay with Lille. Big mistake on Martin's part, as he was unable to get a game under both Rafa Benitez and David Beckham, and has played only 3 Bundesliga games this season. The 29-year-old is set to leave for Wolverhampton Wanderers after just 6 months in Munich, with Wolves paying 2.5 million.
Big things were expected from Emanuele Giaccherini after he left Juventus in 2015 to join former boss Antonio Conte at Bayern. Unfortunately he couldn't quite replicate his dazzling form in the Serie A and after more than two years of warming the bench, the 32-year-old winger has been granted a return to Italy, joining Napoli for 1 million.
Probably the most unexpected departure was the one of Javi Garcia to Atletico Madrid for 7.5 million. The 30-year-old Spaniard joined Bayern last summer, like Marvin Martin, for 6.75 million on the back of a fairly successful spell with Manchester City. After 6 months and just 9 Bundesliga appearances for the Bavarian club, Garcia will now leave to join the man who took him to Bayern, Rafa Benitez, at Atletico Madrid back in his native Spain.
Another summer arrival of Rafa Benitez that failed to impress Beckham was 28-year-old central defender Philipp Wollscheid, who has now been shipped out to Fiorentina for 7.5 million after making just 3 appearances for Bayern. He joined from fellow German side Leverkusen after 5 successful years at Bayer 04, but more success at Bayern Munich was not meant to be.
Since flopping after his 33.5 million move to Liverpool in 2013, Eugene Konoplyanka's footballing career has began to stagnate and joining Bayern certainly has not helped. The 28-year-old Ukrainian joined for 6.5 million, more than 20 million less than what the Reds had paid for him - and only made 22 league appearances for Die Bayern over one and a half season. He will now look for first team opportunities at Napoli, joining Emanuele Giaccherini for a price of 7 million.