Bayern would prefer stadium than Neymar for € 222 million
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge surprised about the high transfer fee of Neymar. For 222 million euros, the chairman of Bayern Munich rather have a stadium than a top player.
Neymar exchanged last week for a recordsom FC Barcelona Paris Saint-Germain. “After the transfer, I asked the question what is more important: Neymar or a stadium. The Allianz Arena is for us much more important,” says Rummenigge on Wednesday in the Bild. “Moreover, it was Neymar more expensive than our stadium.”
Rummenigge is also not willing to such high transfer fees for players to be paid. This summer took the German champion Corentin Tolisso for 41 million euros from Olympique Lyon. This made the Frenchman the most expensive player from the clubhistorie of Bayern.
“In Munich we have a different philosophy. We want to be and not such high amounts. I don’t think that our fans that would be good to find,” says the chairman.
Historical transferbedragen in football
Financial Fair Play
Rummenigge is disappointed that the transfer of Neymar within the limits of Financial Fair Play of the UEFA matches. The Arab owners of PSG paid Neymar reportedly 300 million euro, after which his contract with Barcelona for the set of 222 million euros afkocht.
“Before, in 2011, the Financial Fair Play was introduced, I several times with the then-UEFA president Michel Platini in Brussels at the European Commission. We wanted a salarisplafond, but that was rejected. I wonder why the common desire of the clubs and the UEFA are not supported.”
The largest foreign transfers
An overview of the largest foreign transfers. Neymar left Barcelona FC for no fewer than 222 million euros for Paris Saint-Germain.
Romelu Lukak: from Everton to Manchester United
Alvaro Morata: Real Madrid to Chelsea
Benjamin Mendy: from AS Monaco to Manchester City
Alexandre Lacazette: from Olympique Lyon to Arsenal
Kyle Walker: Tottenham Hotspur to Manchester City
James Rodriguez: Real Madrid to Bayern Munich (on rental basis)
Bernardo Silva: AS Monaco to Manchester City
Leonardo Bonucci: Juventus to AC Milan
Mohamed Salah: from AS Roma to Liverpool
Corentin Tolisso: from Olympique Lyon to Bayern Munich
Tiemoué Bakayoko: from AS Monaco to Chelsea
Ederson: from Benfica to Manchester City
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Federico Bernardeschi: from Fiorentina to Juventus
Nemanja Matic: Chelsea to Manchester United
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Rummenigge hoping for more rationality in the world of football. “We need to discuss this with FIFA, UEFA, ECA (association of European clubs, red.) and FIFPro (association pros, red.). I suggest that we together to sit down to better rules to remember. The public does not understand this and loses his connection with the football.”
Union sees in recordtransfer Neymar evidence that rules are not to behave