Mon 3 Jun 2024, 12:30 · Ash Harrison

Vincent Kompany set to beat Newcastle to £20m target as Bayern Munich boss to raid old club

Vincent Kompany set to beat Newcastle to £20m target as Bayern Munich boss to raid old club
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As a reward for getting Burnley relegated from the Premier League former Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany was handed one of the biggest jobs in European football as manager of Bayern Munich.

If ever there was a clear case of how far having a good name can get you, this is it. Following in the mould of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, Kompany joins the list of top players getting big jobs in management before actually proving themselves.

Getting Burnley promoted and then relegated is Kompany's CV that got him the job at Bayern. Truly mindboggling.

Now, it looks like one of Kompany's first jobs is to try to beat Liverpool and Newcastle United to the signing of one of his old players.

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James Trafford is now wanted by Vincent Kompany at Bayern Munich

Kompany dropped Trafford for Burnley's last 10 Premier League games

Despite dropping him for the back-end of the season while at Burnley, Kompany is now keen on bringing £20million-rated goalkeeper James Trafford with him to Germany.

Newcastle and Liverpool have been weighing up a move for the young England international stopper, but Football Insider are expecting Kompany to swoop in and pip the Premier League sides to Trafford's signature.

Trafford is one of three goalkeepers the Magpies are looking at with Valencia's Giorgi Mamardashvili and Arsenal's Aaron Ramsdale also on the list of 'keepers Eddie Howe is looking at to bring in to push Nick Pope for the number one spot at the Toon.


Tosin Adarabioyo's U-turn could have an effect on Newcastle's goalkeeper pursuit

At £20million Trafford would be the cheapest of three options, as well as being the youngest.

With Bayern Munich now looking at making a move, Eddie Howe will have to act fast to avoid being shut out of a move.

We'll have to wait and see which, if any, make the move to Tyneside this summer and whether Martin Dubravka remains on the books after all.

The fact that Tosin Adarabioyo turned his back on Newcastle and signed for Chelsea may have knock-on effects all through Newcastle's transfer plans with the club now likely to have to find another defender who will likely not be a free agent.