Yes, Dortmund acted and Bayern responded alone
On the field, Bayern won the game with Dortmund this year with 5-0 titles. However, BVB clearly led the way in the transfer market.
Jewel Bellingham (17) and veteran Meunier (29): the two aren’t just regular players. They also fit into the strategy of developing the team with a mix of top talent and established stars. In mid-July BVB had finished the transfers, had secretly extended the contract of super talent Sancho and signed Can fix from Juve. Top.
Very different from FC Bayern, who worked desperately to fill the squad on the last day of the transfer period. As Bellingham preferred to go to BVB, Dest to Barcelona and Chelsea’s Hudson-Odoi nowhere, Bayern only made embarrassing transfers to Sané and the talents Nianzou, Nübel and Roca brought last minute Choupo-Moting, who passed through Paris was thrown out (31), the internationally less conspicuous right back Sarr (28) and Douglas Costa (30), who a few years ago Uli Hoeneß was insulted as a mercenary. FC Bayern signed the wrong players.
To expand the selection, Bayern could have used professionals like Khedira, Götze or Cavani cheaply or for free, at least as far as the transfer is concerned – they would certainly bring more quality.