After hearing various news outlets discuss the transfer of Upamecano to Bayern Munich in the same vein as the transfers of Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer in the past decade, I decided to take a look at the narrative and offer some rebuttals. 

The Narrative Surrounding the Transfer of Dayot Upamecano 

I have come to realize over the years that the English speaking press just does not like Bayern. The narrative, as far as I can recall, before the Champions League final was Bayern’s high-line would be exploited by the pacey Neymar and with Kylian Mbappe. At the end, Bayern ran out 1-0 winners with a goal from a PSG academy product, Kingsley Coman, in that game.

Regular viewers of the Bundesliga, and particularly, Bayern, know the high technical quality of most teams in the league.