Palinha really wanted to go to Munich.
‘Palinha was devastated after the transfer fell through,’ German outlet Bavarianfootball reported on Wednesday. The Portuguese was said to have spoken to Munich coach Thomas Tuchel on the phone in tears.
Palinha is a big man, reminiscent of Matic, who uses his physicality to win balls and headers, and his defensive prowess allows him to cover a lot of ground, most notably leading the Premier League in tackles with 144 in the 2022/23 season.
He is also similar to Matic in that he can distribute the ball. He can play both short and long passes, and he excels at dropping back to receive and distribute balls from central defenders, much like Napoli’s robot car.
The former Portuguese Sporting youth product has improved in many ways since his loan spell at Braga. He returned to Sporting to build on this growth and has been a big part of the team and has received tremendous support from coach Ruben Amorim.
After moving to Fulham last season, he was in great form throughout the season and was considered one of the team’s best players alongside Mitrovic. This form carried through to the end of the season, with big clubs chasing him in the summer transfer window.
FC Fulham’s Joao Palinha’s name had been on Munich’s transfer list for a few weeks, as they looked to get the defensive midfielder that Thomas Tuchel wanted. The Bavarians have since sold Pavard and Hrabenwerth to free up funds.
In order for the Bavarians to finalize a deal for Palinha, it was necessary for Fulham to find a replacement. Fulham had identified Hojbjerg as Palin’s replacement and tried to sign him, but he was rejected, leaving Fulham with no choice but to keep Palin.
After leaving England and traveling to Germany, Palinha successfully passed his medical, was photographed in his jersey, and waited for the official, only to be forced to return to England in tears.
His brother and agent wrote a lengthy tribute to the Bavarian club in a post titled “A word of thanks, recognition and gratitude to Munich”. He continued: “The respect and affection of the Bayern people with us made the difference in terms of respect, honesty and professionalism. My family’s love for the club will remain forever, even if my brother didn’t sign.”
Asked by Palinha, Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dresden had already said on Saturday evening that “often in life you see each other twice,” suggesting that the two sides still appreciated each other and were likely to reunite in the winter.
However, his re-signing has changed the mood, especially as there is no buy-out clause, meaning Palinha’s transfer fee will skyrocket. Fulham manager Marco Silva said that contract talks with Juan Palinha took place before Bayern Munich showed interest in the defensive midfielder.
“It (contract talks) didn’t start after the Bayern Munich incident,” Silva said. “The discussions about renewing Palinha’s contract started much earlier.
“It’s a fact and Palinha is not talking about it because he doesn’t have to, but he knows I’m telling the truth. The conversation started even before that. Almost everything was prepared before that.”아톰카지노
“Of course, other clubs, big clubs, came to buy a player from our team, and that’s just the result of the last season, which I mentioned to you many times, and of course I mentioned the quality of the player. It was just a matter of time,” he said.
“João Palinha’s new Fulham contract does not include a buyout clause for the midfielder, who is under contract at Fulham until 2028,” British outlet Sky Sports reported on Friday.
Palinha’s re-signing will further complicate Bayern’s ambitions to sign him. However, a potential transfer is still possible in the future, but it is uncertain whether it will ever happen.