Germany manager Hansi Flick has confirmed that Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry is weighing up whether to leave the Bundesliga champions this summer.
Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal have all been mentioned as potential destinations for the 26-year-old, along with Real Madrid and Barcelona. Reports have suggested that Gnabry has turned down a contract extension from Bayern but, speaking about the player’s future at a press conference earlier this week, Flick says the winger is not concerned about the financial aspects:
“I don’t think it has anything to do with the fact that he could earn too little money. I can’t imagine that. I don’t know him like that. It’s about: what should I make a decision? Should I do another four years here, or should I also get out of my comfort zone? Those are the thoughts that I think he makes. He is right to reflect on his future. But it is far from saying that he won’t be extended, I think that’s relatively open. I would like him to play at a club where he can bring his qualities into play. That he can improve. That’s what you can do best do when you feel good.”
It’s an intriguing insight from Flick and it does indicate Gnabry may well be considering a new challenge. Whether United will be at the front of the queue in terms of making a bid for him, we shall have to wait and see.
Back in February, Sky Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg made it known that the Red Devils were keeping tabs on Gnabry’s contract situation and, if Bayern do put him up for sale, Erik ten Hag’s side could well make a move for the winger.