Are the people of Munich continuing to strengthen? Is there another top transfer coming? The long-time maker of FC Bayern comments on possible newcomers.
Bayern have become German champions nine times in a row – and are far from full: On the way to title number ten, the Munich team have already strengthened themselves twice: With Dayot Upamecano (for 42.5 million euros from RB Leipzig) and Omar Richards (Free transfer from Reading FC / England) are two defensive forces. In addition the trainer hammer: Julian Nagelsmann follows Hansi Flick on the bench of the record champions.
However, with David Alaba, Jérôme Boateng and Javi Martinez, three long-standing top performers are leaving the team. The big question: Are Bayern still going after the transfer market? Is there a mega switch?
Bayern honorary president Uli Hoeneß spoke clearly about the club’s plans in an interview with the sports broadcaster “Sport1” – and ruled out a spectacular change: “There will be no big transfers. You can forget!” Said the 69-year-old. “That was discussed between the management board and the supervisory board at the last meeting.”
Haaland? “How are we supposed to finance this?”
Hoeneß also commented directly on two personal details. A purchase from BVB-Torjäger Erling Haaland for allegedly 100 million euros? Impossible for Hoeneß: “How are we supposed to finance this? Rather into the abyss and become champions at any cost? That will never happen with us.”
Hoeneß emphasizes: “You finally have to see what the Corona crisis will do for you FC Bayern means. We’re missing 80 to 100 million euros in audience income. “And further:” We won’t get that back either. That means: All clubs that work seriously cannot make large investments. “
Recently, there has been increased speculation about a move from Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum to Bayern – the Dutchman’s advisor has signaled a general willingness to change, the first talks with the Munich team were positive. Hoeneß denies: “I’ve heard that we’re not interested in this player at all.”
The departure of the crowd favorite, David Alaba, was inevitable – despite intensive contract negotiations, it was not possible to agree on an extension. Hoeneß: “We were simply not ready to pay the price asked for David.” And further: “That will also be the case in the future: If prices are called that cannot be displayed, then there will be no contract extension with FC Bayern.”