Germany boss Hansi Flick has admitted Serge Gnabry is considering his future, as the winger enters the final year of his contract with Bayern Munich and attracts interest from Liverpool.
Gnabry starts the final 12 months of his deal with the Bavarian giants this July, and recently rejected an offer to extend. Sport Bild report Der FCB offered the 26-year-old a €19m-a-year (£313k-a/w) deal to stay at the Allianz Arena. But the forward is yet to give a deal his blessing.
Instead, Sport1 note Gnabry intends to play into the final year of his current terms and sees no rush to commit his future. He is happy and comfortable in Julian Nagelsmann’s plans, yet put talks over a new contract on hold aware of the advantages that can follow next summer.
Antonio Rudiger has shown Gnabry that Bosman deals can yield lucrative signing on bonuses after earning €35m (£30m) from Real Madrid. Los Blancos are also now keen on Gnabry with Carlo Ancelotti a big fan. But the Galacticos face competition from other top clubs like Arsenal.
The Daily Mail also claim Liverpool are interested in Gnabry, who Sport1 add Bayern Munich will push to sell if he does not agree to sign a new contract before September 1. Losing him in a free transfer would be a worst-case scenario, and Bild note a €40m (£34m) asking price.
Hansi Flick admits Bayern’s Gnabry ‘thinks about his future’ with Liverpool interested
Gnabry is bound to attract interest from elite clubs like Liverpool and Real Madrid with his contract at Bayern Munich expiring in 2023. He ended the 2021/22 Bundesliga season with 14 goals in 34 games. Only Robert Lewandowski scored more for Der FCB with 35 from 34.
Flick also appreciates the versatility Gnabry offers Germany in attack, and hopes to see him play for a club where the winger can demonstrate his talents next season ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.
“Serge can play in attack in various positions, he is very flexible,” Flick explained, via quotes by TuttoMercatoWEB. “After Lewandowski, he is he is the one who scored the most goals in the Bundesliga. He will know what to do.
“He feels good at Bayern, then he will evaluate his reasons. Environmental, economic, the future: these are all aspects that he will evaluate. He thinks about his future and he is right and I have little advice to give him. I hope he can play in a club [and] in a league where he can assert his qualities.”