Bayern Munich is not having the best of the seasons. They are currently at the 5th place in the Bundesliga having already played 11 games. Even in the champions league, the team has not shown fighting mentality. It is quite an unusual situation for the German giants as they are expected to win every game they play.
The new coach, Niko Kovac, who had a fantastic start to his managerial career at Munich, has come under scrutiny in recent weeks. The fans are already asking the club to sack the coach. Such is the expectation at the club that even small hiccups in your journey are not allowed. Despite these bad set of games, Bayern has assured that they are fully behind their coach, but they have also indicated that the club may look to dig deep in the transfer market next season and may replace several of the top players at the club.
Here, in this article, we look at the 5 players who Bavarian Giants should consider selling next summer.
#5 Javi Martinez
The former Athletic Bilbao man has played in both midfield and defence for Bayern Munich. He was one of the most influential players in Bayern's champions league win in the 2012-13 season. Sitting deep just in front of the central defender, his task was to break up opposition play and shield the Bayern backline and he succeeded in doing that.
He started playing in the central defence position under Pep Guardiola but was again shifted back to the midfield role last year under Jupp Heynckes. This year, Kovac has preferred him in his usual position as a defensive midfielder but unlike previous years, Martinez has not been able to perform on a consistent basis and has often been too slow to stop the opposition attack. His momentarily lapse in concentration has often allowed other teams to take advantage.
Javi is still a fantastic player when in form but it looks like time is up for the Spanish International at Bayern and he may be playing his last season in Munich.