Bayern have sold five players - including Uruguayan winger Gaston Ramirez
and backup goalie Ali Ahamada
Youngsters Juan Pedro Losada
, Jacob Glibo
and Dawid Kozlowski
have also departed for a combined fee of 13.5 million, with manager David Beckham
seemingly discarding the fact that all three have fantastic playing ability and are very good young prospects.
However, Beckham has revealed that the departures are all to fund "another major signing", with transfer funds running low after the 45 million arrival of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
With the sales of the five players, Bayern Munich have gotten 27 more million injected into their transfer budget.
"We didn't want to sell players like Juan and Jacob, and Gaston was doing a pretty good job for us too," said Beckham. "Unfortunately, we've got a big name signing that we're in talks with. We signed Alex just a few weeks ago for 45 million so our funds are pretty low. The sales of Gaston and the rest were to fund this signing. I won't say who it is yet, but I think our fans will be pretty happy with him."
With the sale of Ahamada, Beckham has explained to the media that young Turkish goalie Seyhmus Seckin
will be the club's new second-choice goalkeeper. The 17-year-old is now eligible to play in the Bundesliga as he will turn 18 this year, thus bypassing the rule of under-18 players restricted from appearing for a senior team in the German league.
Seckin is part German, and was raised in Germany, soon joining the Bayern Munich academy. He has been playing for the Bayern Reserves team as well as the Under-19s since 2016.
"I think Seyhmus deserves an opportunity to be in the first team. He'll still play for Bayern Munich II so we don't have to worry about him not getting any playing time. I will be playing Seyhmus in cup games. He deserves this big break, and I'm going to make sure he gets it."