Sport Bild Report:
Bayern keep tabs on Ajax's Alvarez
By Peter Vice @ViceytheSS
Germany's main sporting tabloid reports that FC Bayern München are maintaining a close interest in Mexican defensive midfielder/center back Edson Alvarez of Ajax Amsterdam.
|Edson Alvarez||Светлана Бекетова CC-BY-SA 3.0|
For the player himself, the Ajax-to-Bayern pipeline itself may serve as a detriment toward the consideration of a transfer. Alvarez's former teammates Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazraoui both joined Bayern on frees last season and are both notably dissatisfied with their lack of playing time for the record champions.
The midfielder/centerback nevertheless does fit the profile of the sort of player FCB trainer typically likes to build around. Bayern are expected to spend lavishly at all positions in the coming offseason, picking up four to five players with estimated market values at or around Alvarez's price-range. Alvarez was linked with a move to Leipzig last summer.