31 May

How Bayern could line up under Pochettino with Kane, Dele and Son being poached

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO is a reported target for Bayern Munich.The Germans are without a full-time manager after sacking Niko Kovac.3While Poch is out of work for the first time in five-and-a-half years after being replaced by Jose Mourinho at Spurs.Bayern Munich and Pochettino could be a match made in heaven, with the Germans able to provide plenty of transfer funds and the gaffer one of the best in the business.Here, SunSport looks at a potential Bayern XI with some familiar faces, should Poch get the nod while also rejecting overtures from Arsenal.GK: MANUEL NEUERVETERAN goalkeeper, 33, is in his ninth season with Bayern.Seven Bundesliga titles, four German Cups and one Champions League later, Neuer is unlikely to find his place under threat upon Pochettino’s arrival.RB: JOSHUA KIMMICHNURTURED by Pep Guardiola, the versatile 24-year-old defender is already one of Europe’s best.Has French World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard keeping him on his toes, so there’s no need for Poch to call upon Serge Aurier…CB: NIKLAS SULEPOWERFUL centre-back, 24, forced Mats Hummels back to Borussia Dortmund and has displaced Jerome Boateng.Standing at 6ft5in, he would be the bedrock of Pochettino’s back line.3CB: LUCAS HERNANDEZPART of France’s World Cup winning side in 2018, Hernandez is ideal for the left centre-back spot as he capably cover the flank when David Alaba pushes forward or into central midfield.Strong and pacey, the 23-year-old former Atletico Madrid star gets better each year.LB: DAVID ALABABEEN around for a long time now, but is still just 27 years old.The Austria international is arguably the world’s best in his position, and would be one of Pochettino’s most important and reliable players.RM: SERGE GNABRYFORMER Arsenal youngster scored four times in Bayern’s 7-2 takedown of Spurs in October’s Champions League clash.Has become a key player for Germany in 2019, and the 24-year-old is capably filling the boots of Bayern icon’s Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.CM: THIAGOCLASSY playmaker would sit deep in midfield to orchestrate attacks with military precision.Thiago, 28, is a serial winner and would benefit from Poch’s preference to constantly be on the front foot.3CM: DELE ALLILOOKED back to his best in Mourinho’s first game but has a deep bond with Pochettino that will remain for the rest of his career.Alli could find a new lease of life in Germany, and the 23-year-old certainly has the physical and technical attributes to be a raging success abroad.LM: SON HEUNG-MINONE of the Premier League’s top wingers, Son would be better suited to the left of Bayern’s midfield than current loanee Philippe Coutinho.The 27-year-old can also play up front if need be, and would open up a lucrative market in South Korea too.ST: ROBERT LEWANDOWSKIPROBABLY the best No 9 in world football, the Pole continues to astound and amaze.Lewadowski, 31, has scored 23 goals in 19 games this term and does not appear to be slowing down any time soon.Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubST: HARRY KANEENGLAND’S top player and a global superstar despite not having a single trophy to his name.Kane deserves a chance to land silverware and he would be in his element alongside Lewandowski with close pal Poch at the helm.Darren Bent thinks that a number of Tottenham players will join Mauricio Pochettino at his next clublast_img read more