Report: Bayern Munich seeking to mortgage a Barcelona right-back

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In keeping with a report by RAC1 journalist Gerard Romero (thought of fairly dependable), Bayern Munich have known as FC Barcelona to investigate a few mortgage deal for one in all their right-backs. There’s no data on which participant it could possibly be, so any one in all Sergi Roberto, Sergino Dest, or Emerson could possibly be on the desk.

That is the overall extent of the “report”, akin to it’s, and confirming its existence was a nightmare and a half. So, earlier than I get into the query of plausibility, let me take you down the rabbit gap we undergo to attempt and ensure our information is correctly sourced. In a sea of faux information, this job can get very tough.

It begins with a tweet by @iMiaSanMia, who each Bayern fan follows. They really do a reasonably good job of constructing positive their information is actual, so this can be a good signal. Nevertheless, on the subject of non-German sources, it’s greatest to search out an outlet that corroborates the report.

Step one I often undergo is to look via the replies and quote tweets to see if anybody has known as out the report for being false. There was nothing like that right here, so I as a substitute moved to Gerard Romero’s twitter to see if he had tweeted concerning the information. This led me to his Twitch stream, which is sort of TWO HOURS lengthy.

I attempted to look at it, however the man gave me a headache. Subsequently, I attempted to go to the supply — RAC1’s precise web site. However their sport part didn’t have something on this information, and why would it not? There’s barely sufficient information to fill a tweet, I’m simply rambling about sources to refill house.

Anyway, with that avenue closed to me, I moved on to different aggregators who usually publish dependable information. Different Barca accounts appear to be posting the story with out subject, akin to Barca Common:

You undergo their replies and quote tweets and nobody’s actually calling out the information as pretend. Soccer followers are identified for at the very least attempting to smell out bullsh—, err nonsense, so this can be a good signal. You’ll be able to’t simply attribute any outdated craziness to a journalist and get away with it. Plus, even non-English accounts are tweeting about it:

In order that’s that. If Spanish/Catalan and may sit via Romero’s Twitch stream, be my visitor. Remark if the report doesn’t exist. Now let’s consider the plausibility of the rumor.


Do Bayern want a right-back? YES. Do Barcelona want cash? Additionally sure. Have these two golf equipment performed comparable offers prior to now? Undoubtedly. Simply have a look at the Coutinho switch. That was a traditional case of the 2 FCB’s fixing one another’s issues via a mortgage deal.

Now, the concept Bayern would enquire a few mortgage for one in all Barca’s gamers isn’t very far-fetched. In that sense, this report is probably going correct. Will this quantity to something? In all probability not. Even when we do get a mortgage, the Catalans gained’t let go of Sergino Dest, who was Bayern’s goal in 2020. They’ll most likely attempt to unload Sergi Roberto on us as a substitute, who reportedly earns a large wage and is being requested to take a pay-cut.

Would this be a great deal? Virtually actually not. Roberto is a mediocre midfielder and a mediocre right-back. Assume Joshua Kimmich, however considerably worse in each single means. At Bayern, he would sit on the bench proper subsequent to Sarr for the complete season.

So why are we attempting to get him? Nicely, I blame flipish:

I warned you, flipish! I warned you that this could occur. Why should you tempt the soccer gods on this means?

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