16th August 2019 - 16th May 2020
Current Champions: Bayern Munich
The 2019/2020 Bundesliga will be an interesting title race for Bayern, due to the many changes happening behind the scenes throughout the league. Bayern Munich will be looking to win their 8th consecutive Bundesliga title, but have lost two of their greatest ever players in Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry. And they have also sold Matts Hummels to their biggest title rival. But as usual, Bayern have already conducted some transfer activity nice and early in the window, having secured the services of France's World Cup winning full-backs Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard. While they should win the league once again, they are in need of some attacking reinforcements to bolster their attack. Leroy Sané has been linked with the club.
The 2012 Bundesliga champions have made their intent be known this summer; they want their title back. BVB have been the busiest team in the league this window, having brought in 6 players already. Paco Alcácer, Thorgan Hazard, Nico Schulz, Julian Brandt, Mateu Morrey and Matts Hummels have all signed for the club this summer, in what is a complete revamp of the BVB squad. They'll be hoping to go one better this season, after what would be 8 years since their last title win should they fail to close the gap on Bayern.
Leipzig have hired Julian Nagelsmann as their new manager. At just 31 years of age, he is one of the youngest and brightest coaches in world football. He did a brilliant job with his former club Hoffenheim, and Leipzig will be hoping that his methods can improve what is one of the youngest and most talented squads in German football. Hannes Wolf, signed from their Austrian counterpart RB Salzburg, has been their most high profile signing this summer. The club have sold Portuguese winger Bruma to PSV Eindhoven, so more signings are likely before the season starts.
Leverkusen are the Spurs or Roma of The Bundesliga. A team that plays good football and is always there or thereabouts in terms of winning things, but can never quite get over the line. They also have a very young and talented squad like RB Leipzig. Kai Havertz is their prize asset and one of the most promising young players in Europe. They sold Julian Brandt to Dortmund earlier in the window, but were quick to replace him with the signing of Kerem Demirbay from Hoffenheim. And they've also signed promising young French winger Moussa Diaby from PSG in France. They'll be hoping to finish inside the top 4 more comfortably this season under the guidance of Peter Bosz who took over halfway through lasts season.
The other contenders for CL football
Schalke 04 has a pretty terrible season in 2018/2018, finishing in 14th. They are usually a regular part of The Champions League. The club have hired former Huddersfield manager David Wagner and will be hoping that he can get them back to where they belong. With players like Bentaleb, Konoplyanka and McKennie in their ranks, top 7 should have been their minimum finish.
Eintracht Frankfurt have been a breath of fresh air these past two years. They won The German Cup in 2018 and had a great run in The Europa League last season. Unfortunately for them, Luka Jović was so eye catching during his time at the club, Real Madrid bought him the second he signed on permanently with the German club. But not to worry, they made a huge profit on what was a loan punt in 2017. Benfica's incompetence was their gain. The club still have many other talented players such as Haller, Rebić and Gaćinović. They need to try to hold onto these players if they want to break into the top 4. But signings like Djibril Sow and Filip Kostić (on loan last season) will help strengthen the squad overall.
Wolfsburg could once say they had players of the calibre of Edin Džeko and Kevin De Bruyne playing for them. They've regressed in recent seasons, but will be hoping to improve on last season's 7th place finish under new manager Oliver Glasner. He has brought in fellow Austrian Xaver Schlager from RB Salzburg, and the club have signed Kevin Mbabu who impressed with Young Boys in The Champions League. Weghorst will have to have an even more prolific season in front of goal if they are to bridge the gap.