No, I never said Badstuber is not going to make it, but I think Van Gaal or Nerlinger should invest in at least one quality central defender, so that our youngsters, like Badstuber and Breno, have the opportunity to learn from the best.
Just like Alaba and Mueller learning from Robben and Ribery.
Beside, since a number of our sernior members are departing this summer or at least considering taking a lesser role- Butt, Van Bommel and Klose. We should pay attention to our top talents like Neuer from Schalke, who will be much cheaper than this season as his contract will be ending by 2012 June, so that Neuer will most likely to cost around 10-12mil Euro at the most. For Van Bommel, my best choice would be Essien who is completely worldclass. He can pass, enormous amount of energy and can score from distance as well and is quite an experience leader on the field. He is at his peak of his career. Although his contract will not be running out until 2013, I think we could try to sign him for 25mil Euros