Niclas Füllkrug is the man of the hour in the German national team at the World Cup in Qatar. Of course, that arouses desire. Has Bayern Munich contacted him yet?
That's exactly what a Sky journalist wanted to know from Oliver Kahn, CEO of Munich. The Titan replied with a laugh: "No, not yet. But of course that's a nice story that football is writing there." Füllkrug, under contract with SV Werder Bremen, scored the all-important equalizer in the 1-1 draw against Spain after coming on as a substitute. According to information from the Sportbuzzer, those responsible have already asked about the filling jug.
"The moment he came on I was like, 'Who else is going to score the goal?'" said Kahn. The Bayern boss was particularly impressed by the way the 29-year-old scored the goal. "What I liked a lot, and what also shows his self-confidence, is that he took the ball away from Jamal (Musiala, ed.) and then hit it in the corner like that."
Honestly, that sounds like an attempt at flirting that Kahn is making. In the Bundesliga, too, Füllkrug showed in the first half of the season that he's in top form. In 14 appearances he scored ten goals for Werder Bremen. His contract there runs until 2025. Only in the summer did "Lücke", as it is called in Bremen and now throughout Germany, extend it to the Weser.
But: According to Sport1, FC Bayern should be happy about Füllkrug's good performances in the DFB team, but have no interest in a commitment despite Kahn's statements. Rather, Harry Kane and - as a cheaper alternative - Marcus Thurm remain in the focus of the record champions.
in a strong performance that gives hope for more: The 1-1 draw against Spain in the analysis - with tactics guru Tobias Escher.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as a filling jug for FC Bayern? Now Oliver Kahn is published.