Bayern Munich Not Going to Spend Heavily in January, Confirms Ancelotti
Bayern Munich will not be spending much money in the January transfer window, according to manager Carlo Ancelotti.
The Italian took charge of the German club only in the summer. Ancelotti opted not to make wholesale changes to the squad, which has finished as champions in the Bundesliga for the last three campaigns. The former Chelsea and Paris St Germain manager is certainly expected to win the Champions League more than any other trophy. Bayern Munich may have reached the semifinals in those three seasons, but they were a major failure.
As a result, it has been suggested that Ancelotti would bring in some players experienced at handling European games more than domestic football. This has not happened with the club spending money only on Renato Sanches and Mats Hummels in the summer. Unexpectedly, Ancelotti has been unable to make Bayern strong contenders in the German league and it has put some pressure on the 57-year-old.
The club are level on points with RB Leipzig as traditional contenders like Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen has struggled this campaign. It is unusual for Bayern to head into the winter break without a substantial advantage in the league table.
It has prompted suggestions that the club would spend big in January in order to strengthen the squad. "That is something that we haven't thought about whatsoever. This is a club that has its own ideas and has done very well in recent years with those.We signed players in the summer that we needed such as Mats Hummels and Renato Sanches in order to be more competitive for the season ahead and now we are fine as we are. That bothers me because it isn't true and I resent those who speak without knowledge. The physical work we did in Madrid was very good,” said Ancelotti in response to recent performances and upcoming transfer window.