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Bayern Munich: Four players Guardiola could move on

Will Robben be moved on this summer? (©GettyImages)
Will Robben be moved on this summer? (©GettyImages).

Pep Guardiola has officially begun his tenure as the new manager of Bayern Munich.

Former manager Jupp Heynckes had a tremendous final season, winning the treble of Bundesliga, DFB Pokal and the UEFA Champions League.

Guardiola won’t mind being under this pressure, and will not hesitate to show several key men of his new squad the exit way if it means further silverware.

Here are a few players who could leave the Allianz Arena

Arjen Robben

Robben joined the club in 2009, when he left Real Madrid for Bayern Munich for a fee of €25m.

In a Bayern Munich career spanning four years he has made 78 league appearances, scoring 45 goals. He has been the go-to man for them in vital matches in league or European competitions.

It is not that he has left any club due to prolonged poor performances, but has not been able to stay anywhere for a lengthy period of time. It is sometimes accused of being too selfish on the pitch and tries to score goals all by himself.

We have seen what style of football Guardiola made Barcelona play and if that style in brought on to Bayern Munich, Robben might not be in his thoughts.

A Premier League move is on the cards as both Liverpool and Arsenal are monitoring the situation.

Mario Gomez

Bayern Munich are ready to hear offers for the Germany international this summer. The 2011/12 campaign was a brilliant season both in the Bundesliga and the Champions League for the striker, but 2012/13 season saw him fall down the pecking order as Mario Mandzukic got the starting spot in most occasions.

Although Guardiola will have the last say, it is believed that Gomez wants a move away from the Bavarians. Italian and English clubs are interested and Bayern would want around €20m to land the coveted striker, according to the Independent.

Daniel van Buyten & Claudio Pizarro

Both have been stalwarts in the Bayern Munich squad, but age is not on their side and they have seen their first-team appearances drop down over the years.

Pizarro’s second stint hasn't been as fruitful as his first. Both may be deemed surplus to requirements and might be sold soon.

 

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